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
  • Auto immune disease (such as Lupus)
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Known kidney problems
  • Heart disease
  • Urinary tract problems
  • Vascular disease (poor circulation)
  • Very frequent use of known toxins (such as pain killers)

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


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.