Take the Kidney Quiz!
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.
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.
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.