Phosphate levels are high in Kidney Failure. If not controlled, this causes
· bone disease to be worse
· calcium deposits to form in blood vessels and in other parts of the body - these may cause serious disease.
What is the Normal Range of Phosphate?
· Normal blood phosphate levels are 0.9 - 1.3 mmol/litre (2.5-4.3mg/dl).
· In renal failure the aim is to keep levels at or below 1.8 by controlling the amount of phosphate in diet and by using phosphate binding drugs.