Kidney disease can wreak havoc on your body, diminishing its ability to remove waste, manage blood pressure, control fluids, etc. But some new research published in the lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, has found yet another terrible component of kidney disease…its effect on bone health. The kidneys’ diminished ability to manage calcium, phosphate and magnesium levels can lead to an increase in the probability of developing bone disease at some point. The effect of kidney disease on a person’s overall health, leaves them subject to a greater likelihood of age-related diseases as well, such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis which spells further difficulty for those worried about bone disease, especially those kidney disease sufferers over the age of 45. With weakened bones due to density loss, comes a greater likelihood of fracture and this can be potentially life-threatening in some instances.
The study also proposed some possible countermeasures one can take if they find themselves afflicted with kidney disease and poor bone health simultaneously.
• Calcium/Vitamin D Supplements
Healthy kidneys typically are responsible for turning vitamin D into its active form, helping to balance phosphorus and calcium levels. When the kidneys are impaired, this task becomes much more difficult and can definitely benefit from some help via supplementation.
• Adopting a healthier diet to limit phosphates
A diet limiting phosphates can also help boost calcium absorption rates, especially when paired with supplementation.
This is a great way to lose weight and limit added stress on joints along with helping to maintain a healthier lifestyle overall.
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