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How Many mg Phosphorus is Acceptable for IgA Nephropathy Patient

2014-01-30 00:48

IgA Nephropathy Phosphorus is a mineral which helps keep one's bones strong and healthy. For people with IgA Nephropathy, their kidney function may decline, causing the rise of blood phosphate level. In this case, problems such as itchy skin, painful joints, etc will occur. To avoid these discomforts, how many mg phosphorus is acceptable for IgAN patients?

In case of IgA Nephropathy, the recommended amount of phosphorus intake varies according to patient's stage of kidney disease. You can see it as below:

Stage 1-4 CKD (GFR of 25 to 90+): up to 1,000mg per day (up to 1200mg per day for those that exceed 90 kilos (200+ pounds));

Stage 4 kidney disease: up to 750mg d day (up to 1,000 a day for those that exceed 90 kilos (200+pounds));

Stage 4-5 CKD (GFR of 5-15): up to 7mg per kg of body weight.

Please notice that the above figures are just general rule and your specific needs depending on your current condition and blood work. You can consult your kidney doctor for an exact answer or Email us at kidney-support@hotmail.com to get free and professional advice from our nephrologists.

A normal phosphorus level is 2.5-4.5mg/dL. IgA Nephropathy patients are urged to limit or avoid foods that are high in this mineral. This will help keep the level in a healthy range. Foods that need to be restricted or avoided may include:

Beverages: beer, chocolate drinks, cocoa, dark colas, ale.

Dairy products: ice cream, pudding, milk, custard, cheese, pudding, yogurt.

Vegetables: lentils, soy beans, limas, black beans, baked beans, chick peas, etc.

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