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 are the health benefits of phosphorus?
Dariush Mozaffarian, MDDariush Mozaffarian, MD
The following are health benefits of phosphorus:Helps build and protect bones and teethPart of deoxy...
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What foods should I avoid that are high in phosphorus?
Phosphorus, a mineral found in bones is responsible for healthy, strong bones and teeth. It is the s...
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What are good foods to eat that are low in phosphorus?
Low Phosphorus Fruits, (One Carbohydrate Serving (15 grams)) Apples, plums, tangerines one small fr...
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Does phosphorus interact with other medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Certain medications, such as iron supplements, antacids, anti-inflammatory medications, salt substit...
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