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Who should use phosphorus?

Phosphorus supplements are used by people with too little phosphorus in their diets, which may lead to a condition known as hypophosphatemia, or chronically low levels of phosphorus in the blood. Phosphorus also may be taken by people with chronic constipation, kidney stones and overly high levels of calcium in the blood. It may even be used by people trying to safely transition into a normal eating cycle after a long period of malnutrition or starvation.

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What should I know before taking phosphorus supplements?
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There are certain precautions to know before you take phosphorus. Before starting on this supplement...
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What are the main food sources of phosphorus?
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The top food sources for phosphorus are: Oat bran Halibut Wild salmon Soybeans Sunflower...
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Does phosphorus interact with other medications?
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Certain medications, such as iron supplements, antacids, anti-inflammatory medications, salt substit...
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Should I let my doctor know I'm taking phosphorus?
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Because it can interact with a number of different medicines, you should let your doctor know if...
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