Excess of phosphorus: symptoms, causes, nutrition

The excess of phosphorus it can be due to a malfunction of the kidneys, and causes hypertension, cardiovascular problems and kidney failure. Let's find out better how to cure it.

> 1. Symptoms of excess phosphorus

> 2. The cause

> 3. Excess of phosphorus and power supply


Excess phosphorus can cause cardiovascular disorders


Symptoms of excess phosphorus

The amount of phosphorus total present in the organism corresponds to about 1% of body weight. 85% of phosphorus is found in bones and teeth, 10% in muscle tissue, 1% in the brain and the rest in the blood.

Il daily requirement of phosphorus it is equal to that of calcium: for adults it is about 800 mg; 1000 mg for the elderly and 1200 mg for adolescents and for pregnant or breastfeeding women. The two substances must always be balanced with each other.

If the minerals were both in excess or unbalanced, it could trigger symptoms such as hypocalcemia, calcification and ossification of soft tissues.

An excessive concentration of phosphorus in the blood is not to be underestimated, as it can cause the formation of small mineral deposits in organs and tissues. The parts affected by calcifications could be the heart, skin, lungs, joints and blood vessels, and this would give rise to diseases such as hypertension and cardiovascular problems.

Excess phosphorus also leads to it developing chronic renal failure, dangerous antechamber of dialysis and transplantation. 


The causes of excess phosphorus

The kidney is the first organ to be monitored so that the level of phosphorus is present in a balanced way in the body.

Excess phosphorus can in fact be caused by a malfunction of the kidney, damaged kidney, such as that of patients who present chronic renal failure, for example.

But they are not the only ones who are at risk: even the over-XNUMXs, the obese people, smokers, hypertensive people, diabetics o People with a history of hereditary kidney disease or who abuse anti-inflammatory drugs may be potential carriers of excess phosphorus. Or even simply people who abuse phosphorus through food 


Excess of phosphorus and nutrition

The fact of meticulously monitoring the phosphorus introduced in the diet, paying attention for example to dairy products and all those foods that are rich in the mineral, should be a daily habit.

It is even more important for people who show symptoms of an excess of phosphorus. In fact, scarcely present in fruit and vegetables, many other foods contain phosphorus in fair quantities: milk, cheese, meat, fish and legumes are particularly rich in it.

For those who are preparing to follow a diet low in phosphorus, they must also pay particular attention to products that are not exactly fresh: from meat to preserved cheeses, soft drinks and frozen foods, as they are added with phosphorus salts, to enhance the flavor. food and to preserve them better.


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