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Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) in Men What is Bone Disease

2013-11-28 22:27

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) in Men What is Bone DiseaseBone disease is a common complication of Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) in men. In this article, let's look at this condition in details. Hope it really helps for your better understanding!

What does bone disease have to do with CRF in men?

Healthy kidneys help keep the bones healthy by ways as below:

- They can keep the right amounts of phosphorus and calcium within the body. Once the kidneys are severely damaged, they fail to work normally, leading to buildup of phosphorus in blood. This causes the body to pull calcium from the bones, making them weak.

- They can also help the body use vitamin D. When the kidneys are not working, the body are not able to use vitamin D like it should, causing weak bones.

Symptoms of CRF in men with bone disease

Signs and symptoms do not occur until a patient has been on Dialysis for a few years. Typical symptoms may include bone/joint pain, bone deformation, bone fractures, and poor mobility.

Early indicators of this condition may include increased phosphorus and/or high PTH levels, red eyes, itchy skin, etc.


For bone disease of CRF in men, there are many strategies including as below:

▪ Follow a low-phosphorus diet. Avoid or limit intake of high phosphorus foods.

▪ Take a phosphate binder which helps restrict how much phosphorus the body absorb from foods.

▪ Take vitamin D.

▪ Lead a healthy lifestyle by doing regular exercises and quit smoking.

▪ Take medicines according to the doctor's prescription. Adjust the dialysis treatment is necessary. Check with the doctor for the most suitable solution.

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