Kidney heroes have many enemies to fight but it is the invisible ones that are the most dangerous. Last week I posted that Kat is really enjoying Greek Yogurt yet after Kat’s visit to her renal doctor we both found out that her phosphors levels were up. I told the doctor the only change was the yogurt. It turns out that indeed Greek Yogurt has phosphorus! Just when I was finally happy to find something, anything that Kat was willing or able to eat for breakfast. We now had a choice, all her other vitals indeed improved but the expense of adding more medicine to control her phosphorous levels becomes an issue. We decided to make a small dosage change for now. Here is the issue I have (besides making yet another decision): Why was phosphorous not listed? Based on a little research (but more needed) there is no requirement to list phosphorous yet it is very important to keep those with Kidney disease in balance. Many foods have hidden high prosperous values like pudding, coke (some brands list it), tea (especially instant and some fast food), and nuts. I really hate that because when Kat’s levels are high she drives me crazy with her scratching and asking me for hydrocortisone crème every few hours (or it seems that way!). Oh, by all means this is not the only Trojans that endanger someone with kidney disease but I will save that for another post.
Jan 13 2013