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Phosphate Supplement (Oral route, Parenteral route)

Phosphates are used as dietary supplements for patients who are unable to get enough phosphorus in their regular diet, usually because of certain illnesses or diseases. Phosphate is the drug form (salt) of phosphorus. Some phosphates are used to make the urine more acid, which helps treat certain urinary tract infections. Some phosphates are used to prevent the formation of calcium stones in the urinary tract.

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Injectable phosphates are to be administered only by or under the supervision of your health care professional. Some of these oral preparations are available only with a prescription… Read more
Brand names include
Fleet Phospho-soda EZ-Prep, K-Phos Neutral, K-Phos Original, OsmoPrep, Phospha 250 Neutral, Phospho-Soda, Visicol

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Headaches: Diagnosis and Management of Headaches in Young People and Adults [Internet]

Many non-specialist healthcare professionals can find the diagnosis of headache difficult, and both people with headache and their healthcare professionals can be concerned about possible serious underlying causes. This leads to variability in care and may mean that people with headaches are not always offered the most appropriate treatments. People with headache alone are unlikely to have a serious underlying disease. Comparisons between people with headache referred to secondary care and those treated in primary care show that they do not differ in terms of headache impact or disability.

Are changes to diet effective to manage mineral and bone abnormalities in people with chronic kidney disease?

Problems with mineral and bone metabolism are very common in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) which can lead to broken bones (fracture), heart and blood circulation (cardiovascular) problems, and sometimes death. Many pharmaceutical treatments used to treat mineral‐bone disease can have side effects and cause problems for patients. We wanted to find out if specific diets (such as low protein or phosphorus intake) were better or worse than normal diets or pharmaceutical treatments.

Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Internet]

In the United States, dietary supplements are commonly used to prevent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer.

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Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of nutrition and dietary supplements for reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer or for treating prostate cancer.

Are changes to diet effective to manage mineral and bone abnormalities in people with chronic kidney disease?

Problems with mineral and bone metabolism are very common in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) which can lead to broken bones (fracture), heart and blood circulation (cardiovascular) problems, and sometimes death. Many pharmaceutical treatments used to treat mineral‐bone disease can have side effects and cause problems for patients. We wanted to find out if specific diets (such as low protein or phosphorus intake) were better or worse than normal diets or pharmaceutical treatments.

Fat supplementation of human milk for promoting growth in preterm infants

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