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Phosphorus (Overview)

Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is readily available in foodstuffs.


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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe,  two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

Phosphorus (Overview)

Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is readily available in foodstuffs.


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What foods are high in phosphorus?

What foods are high in phosphorus?

High Phos Food: Many different types of food have high phosphorus content. National Kidney Foundation website has an easy-to-read list: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/phosphorus ...Read more

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What foods contain phosphorus?

What foods contain phosphorus?

Food and phosphorous: A list of food that contain phosphorous (p) can be found at this link: http://www.Health.Qld.Gov.Au/nutrition/resources/renal_phosph_table.Pdf some foods rich in p are nuts, cheese, pumpkin seeds and soy beans. ...Read more

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What foods are low in phosphorus?

Here's a list: Here's a pretty good list: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/28674-list-foods-low-phosphorus/ some of the foods listed: fish, carrots, onions, green beans, jam, honey, white rice, soy milk. ...Read more

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How do u know if your phosphorus level is high?

Blood test: You can have a simple blood test to have the levels measured. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a urine phosphorus measurement?

Why would a person  need a urine phosphorus measurement?

Rare kidney problems: Phosphorus is an important compound that allows our muscles to contract, our nerves to function, and builds bones and teeth. Certain kidney problems can cause loss of phosphorous in the form of the ion phosphate, called hypophosphatemia. The phosphate urine test measures the amount of phosphate in a sample of urine collected over 24 hours (24-hour urine test). ...Read more

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Is it true your supposed too consume more calcium than phosphorus daily?

Is it true your supposed too consume more calcium than phosphorus daily?

Yes: Phosphorous prevents absorption of calcium and vitamin d and that is why heavy soda drinkers usually have low vitamin d levels. You should limit phospahtes in your diet. ...Read more

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Phosphorus level is 4.5. The very top of range. Is this okay or should I be concerned?? What could it mean?

Means UR normal?: Hyperphosphatemia (abnormally high serum phosphate levels) can result from increased phosphate intake, decreased phosphate excretion, or a disorder that shifts intracellular phosphate to extracellular space. Likely little cause for concern in your case, unless you're taking IV hyperalimentation. ...Read more

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What is phosphorus used for in homeopathy?

Phosphorus use: I admire your interest for Health. As per information drawn from standard homeopathic material medicas, in Homeopathy, Phosphorus is used for Pharyngitis Bronchitis Asthma Pneumonia Increased tendency to bleed and bruise Food intolerances Chronic fatigue syndrome Hepatitis Arthritis and Anxiety ...Read more

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How is phosphorus which is used in homeopathy?

How is phosphorus which is used in homeopathy?

Phosphorus: Homeopathic phosphorus can be used in a wide variety of situations and symptoms. For instance, it can help certain people with anxiety disorders. Individuals needing phosphorus are often very bright, sensitive to others and to the environment, and very worried about their health. They may also have nosebleeds and recurrent respiratory infections. Just a start, here. ...Read more