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Kidney and bladder health

02 December 2008

The effect of kidney failure on the bones

When kidneys are unable to clear phosphorus from the blood, calcium is drawn from the bones.

When kidneys are unable to clear phosphorus from the blood, calcium is drawn from the bones. Retention of this mineral also decreases the secretion of activated Vitamin D3 by the kidney. This vitamin is needed for bone formation.

 

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