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How can I control my phosphorus levels if I have CKD?

When you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), your kidneys cannot remove phosphorus very well. High phosphorus levels can cause damage to your body.

You can keep your phosphorus level normal by following your diet and taking medications for phosphorus control. Your dietitian and doctor will help.

Dialysis can remove some phosphorus from your blood, but it is important to limit buildup of phosphorus between dialysis treatments.

A normal phosphorus level is 2.5 to 4.5 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).

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