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What is Phosphorous Deficiency?

Phosphorus is the second most abundant element in the human body and serves various functions. Deficiency of this micronutrient in our diet can cause health issues.

It is a part of several molecular components in the body, such as our DNA, and is also contained in the energy molecules formed in our body. A majority of the phosphorus in the body is contained in the bones, while the remaining is distributed throughout the soft tissues. Phosphorus is required by the body for cell growth and breaking down of food to obtain energy. It is necessary for bone health.

What are the main associated signs and symptoms?

The symptoms of phosphorus deficiency include:

  • Poor bone development.
  • Difficulty in walking.
  • Weakness.
  • Anaemia.
  • Rapid weight loss.
  • Oral infections.
  • Joint pain.
  • Decreased appetite.

The deficiency of phosphorus in infants and growing children can have detrimental effects and may lead to bone deformities and chronic illnesses.

What are the main causes?

The primary cause of phosphorus deficiency is a poor diet, which only consists of junk food with little nutrition. Phosphorus is contained in several natural food items and therefore phosphorus deficiency is not very common.

The intake of certain medications on a regular basis can interfere with its absorption. These medications include antacids.

However, magnesium deficiency can also result in poor absorption of phosphorus in the body, leading to phosphorus deficiency. The recommended daily intake of phosphorus for adults (as per RDI) is 1000 mg/day.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Phosphorus deficiency may be detected by the doctor through a blood test and the presence of the signs and symptoms.

To overcome phosphorus deficiency, the doctor will advise diet changes. Certain foods that are especially high in phosphorus include

Managing the phosphorus deficiency through diet changes in a gradual manner is often the best approach. However, the doctor may even recommend multivitamin supplements.

  1. Medicines for Phosphorus Deficiency

Medicines for Phosphorus Deficiency

Medicines listed below are available for Phosphorus Deficiency. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
AddphosAddphos Granules19.0
ADEL 10Adel 10 Deasth Drop215.0
ADEL 13Adel 13 Fattex Drop215.0
ADEL 18Adel 18 Glucorect Drop215.0
ADEL 3Adel 3 Apo Hepat Drop215.0
ADEL 83Adel 83 Bronchi Pertu Syrup340.0
Schwabe Alpha-CFAlpha Cf Tablet93.0
ADEL BC No 10Biocombination No. 10 Tablet135.0
Mama Natura NisikindNisikind Globules180.0
Omeo Digestion SyrupOmeo Digestion Syrup49.0
Omeo Flu TabletsOmeo Flu Tablet109.0
ADEL Phosphorus DilutionPhosphorus Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg Phosphorus DilutionPhosphorus Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg R12Reckeweg R12 Calcification Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R36Reckeweg R36 Nervous Disease Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R3Reckeweg R3 Heart Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R45Reckeweg R45 Voice Hoarseness Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R48Reckeweg R48 Pulmonary Respiratory Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R54Reckeweg R54 Memory Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R57Reckeweg R57 Pulmonary Tonic Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R64Reckeweg R64 Excessive Protein In Urine Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R72Reckeweg R72 Pancreas Drop200.0

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