Small change in blood acidity could prove detrimental to kidney disease patients

6 enero 2015

Very small changes in the level of acidity in blood may have a detrimental impact on the health of patients with kidney disease, a scientist has discovered. The research focussed on the high level of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. This causes the body to release calcium and phosphate from the bones which can then damage their blood vessels.