Hyperphosphatemia causes soft tissue calcifications

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Unformatted text preview: s of PTH i. Hyperphosphatemia causes soft tissue calcifications, and loss of vitamin D leading to decreased bone mineral density 4. Gastrointestinal (i.e. N/V, anorexia, GERD, peptic ulcers) 5. Hematological (i.e. anemia, increased bleeding) a. Prevent iron deficiencies and maintain healthy erythropoietin levels; monitor hemoglobin in patients i. Kidneys produce the majority of erythropoietin, which stimulates the production of RBC in the bone marrow ii. Combating anemia will improve transportation of oxygen to the tissues, decreasing fatigue and SOB. It will also lower the risk of cardiovascular damage caused by anemia (i.e. HF) 6. Metabolic (i.e. hyperlipidemia, glucose intolerance, gout) 7. Neurological (i.e. fatigue, lethargy, headache, trouble sleeping, seizures) 8. Ocular (i.e. optical erythema, hypertensive retin...
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This document was uploaded on 03/14/2014 for the course PHMD 6440 at Northeastern.

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