Dialysis and Bone Disease

bonesFrom the DPC Education Center comes a conference call on Bone and Mineral Disease.

Why is this important or relevant to dialysis patients?  Well, that pesky phosphorus (See Dialysis and Phosphorus Control) leaches calcium from your bones and replaces it with phosphorus.  Your bones go from being white with calcium to black with phosphorus!  Then, the bones become brittle and break easily.  I have several friends who have experienced severe broken bones and some are now wheelchair-bound because of this.  This is a very serious issue and it’s why the doctors and staff are so concerned with you phosphorus, calcium and parathyroid levels.

If you are available to dial-in to the conference June 16th, do so.  Otherwise, the session will be recorded and available later on the DPC Education Center website.

To participate in the cal on June 16th, see the link below:

Bone and Mineral Disease Patient Education Call on June 16

The DPC Education Center will hold an educational call on bone and mineral disease metabolism (BMM) disease on Tuesday, June 16 at 3pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Chronic kidney disease patients sometimes experience BMM problems, and many dialysis patients also have some form of BMM disorder.

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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