Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or diagnosis from a physician.

Phosphorus, a mineral, may be in many foods you consume. Research shows that even in early kidney disease, limiting phosphorus makes a difference in kidney disease progression, mineral and bone disorders and cardiovascular health. When you have kidney disease, it's important to keep levels under control and stay within a daily intake of 800 and 1,200 mg. Work with a renal dietitian to help you manage your phosphorus intake based on your needs.