Calcium, Phosphorous & Vitamin D Intake

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Calcium, Phosphorous and vitamin D intake

Renal transplant usually disturbs the metabolism of these nutrients. Many patients show hypophosphatemia (low levels of phosphorous in blood) and mild hypercalcemia (increased levels of calcium in blood) after transplant. It has been believed that these conditions are one of the several side effects of steroid therapy. The diet advised to the patients should contain adequate amounts of phosphorous and calcium. However, frequent monitoring of these two minerals is essential to prevent any severe effects. If diet alone could not fulfill the requirements, essential supplements should be advised to the patients