I noticed that 2 people have voted in the section "What's a phosphate binder?" I didn't want to answer since my answer would be totally in layman terms.What I understood is that there must be a balance between phosphorus and calcium in our system. If the phosphorus gets too high, the body tries to balance by taking calcium from the bones, which then leads to other complications. Phosphate binders bind the phosphate in our food so it can be eliminated and at the same time add calcium to the system.Can someone more professional add to this, clarify it, correct it, or whatever.....?
aMbEr79, are you talking about sensipar? I have a hard time keeping my phos down and my doc put me on one pill a day in addition to my binders.