What are the Signs and Symptoms of Mineral & Bone Disorder?

Pure Life RenalPatient

Mineral and bone disorder can cause you to have:
  • Itchy skin
  • Bone pain
  • Weak bones that break easily
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Heart problems
  • Anemia
  • Nerve problems
  • Difficulty fighting off germs 
How do I know if I have mineral and bone disorder?
  • You will have blood tests to check your blood levels of calcium, phosphorus, PTH, and vitamin D. These levels are important markers for Mineral & Bone Disorder and once you have started dialysis, will be done on a monthly basis
  • Your doctor may order a Bone biopsy. A bone biopsy is a procedure that removes a piece of bone tissue for examination with a microscope. This test shows whether a person’s bone cells are building normal bones.
  • Your healthcare provider may order an X-Ray which can show if there is extra calcium in the blood vessels.