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How many kidneys are normally found in your body?

  • A One
  • B Two
  • C Four

Where are your kidneys located?

  • A Just below your ribs
  • B On the right side of your chest
  • C Below your belly button

How big are your kidneys?

  • A The size of a pea
  • B The size of a soccer ball
  • C The size of an adult fist

What do your kidneys do?

  • A Help to remove waste and fluid your body does not need
  • B Help to control blood pressure
  • C Help with making red blood cells
  • D Help to keep bones strong
  • E All of the above

What are the risk factors for kidney disease?

  • A Diabetes
  • B High blood pressure
  • C Family history of kidney disease.
  • D Heart disease
  • E All of the above

What do you need to do if you are at risk for kidney disease?

  • A Ask your neighbor
  • B Ignore it
  • C Get a blood and urine test from a nurse or doctor

A healthy diet for preventing kidney disease is:

  • A Diet soda and low fat foods
  • B A balanced intake of all 4 food groups (milk, meat, fruits & vegetables and grains)
  • C No red meat

How can physical exercise keep your kidneys healthy?

  • A Makes bones & muscles stronger
  • B Lowers risk of heart problems
  • C Lowers blood pressure
  • D All of the above

What is a sign of kidney disease?

  • A Foaming, tea coloured, bloody or cloudy urine
  • B Sore lower back
  • C A runny nose

What can I do to keep my kidneys healthy?

  • A Go on a vacation
  • B Drink red wine
  • C Eat healthy, be active, do not smoke, know your blood pressure, control your blood sugar and take your medications

Congratulations!

You are one step closer to learning about your kidneys, how important they are to your health, and what you need to do to keep them healthy.

Congratulations!

You are one step closer to learning about your kidneys, how important they are to your health, and what you need to do to keep them healthy.

Kidney Disease

Are you at Risk?

Kidney Disease is silent and many don't know they are sick until lots of damage has occurred. Check how many risk factors you have.

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Known Kidney Problems
  • Urinary Tracts Problems
  • Auto Immune Disease (such as Lupus)
  • Family History of Kidney Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Vascular Disease (Poor Circulation)
  • Very Frequent Use of Known Toxins (such as Pain Killers)

If You Have Checked No Boxes:

You are less are risk of kidney disease, but kidney disease can still happen. Read more about prevention and ensure you see your health-care provided on a regular basis.

If You Have Checked One or More Boxes:

You have a slightly higher risk of kidney disease and can work with your health-care provider to find out more about how your kidneys are doing at routine appointments. You can also learn more about kidney disease and prevention here on our website.