Discharge Instructions for Hyperphosphatemia
You have been diagnosed with hyperphosphatemia. This means you have too much phosphorus in your blood. Phosphorus helps develop bones and teeth and helps control energy metabolism. Most cases of hyperphosphatemia are caused by other health problems, such as kidney disease.
While in the hospital, you may have been treated with medicines for hyperphosphatemia.
Keep track of how much fluid you drink.
Limit your intake of milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.
Limit your intake of meat, fish, poultry, eggs, beans, and nuts.
Limit or don't have soft drinks.
Don't have food or beverages that contain added phosphorus or phosphates. Read ingredient labels for words containing "PHOS" like pyrophosphate. Consult a dietitian as instructed by your doctor for a list of foods that are safe for you.
Other home care
Take all medicines exactly as directed.
Take phosphorus-binding antacids with meals as prescribed by your healthcare provider. These antacids bind to the phosphorus in food and prevent it from being absorbed.
Don't take over-the-counter medicines that contain phosphorus, such as laxatives, enemas, and supplements. Read the labels before you purchase these products.
Keep all appointments for lab work and follow-up. Your healthcare provider needs to watch your condition closely.
Resume your normal activities as directed by your healthcare provider.
Make a follow-up appointment as directed.
When to call your healthcare provider
Call your provider right away if you have any of the following:
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