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Why Would A Dialysis Patient Have Low Calcium Level

2014-10-27 16:05

Why Would A Dialysis Patient Have Low Calcium LevelCalcium is an important element in the body, which helps form strong bones, assist muscles contract and relax, make blood clot normally, etc. when blood calcium level is low, a lot of symptoms occur, such as bone disease and muscle cramp. For dialysis patients, they often have a low calcium level. Do you want to know why a dialysis patient would have low calcium level? Go on reading, you will find the answer.

Vitamin D deficiency

Dialysis is a kidney replacement treatment which only takes over part of kidney function to remove waste and excess from the blood, while the other functions can not be repaired. Healthy kidneys turn vitamin D into an active hormone, which helps increase calcium absorption. But the damaged one loses this ability. As a result, your blood calcium level reduces.

High phosphorus level

Dialysis can only take away part of waste from the blood, which some others remain in the blood. And then high phosphorus level occurs. High phosphorus level can drain calcium from the bone. When calcium comes into the blood, it may deposit in the blood vessels, resulting in angiosteosis. It can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

How to deal with low calcium?

If you have low calcium level, your doctor may prescribe some calcium supplement. Sometimes calcium-based phosphorus binders are also prescribed to treat both low calcium and high phosphorus levels. But the fundamental way is to repair the damaged kidneys and restore their function to balance the electrolytes in the blood. Here we recommend Blood Pollution Therapy. It can not only cleanse waste from the blood, but also remove stasis to improve blood circulation. Besides, it can supplement the lost elements, such as vitamins, trace elements and amino acids to help kidney self-healing. After a period of treatment, you can reduce dialysis frequency even get rid of dialysis.

Low calcium level should be solved as early as possible to prevent bone disease. If you need our help, please contact us at kidneycares@hotmail.com.

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