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)
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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

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.