Kidney Quiz

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1.) How many kidneys do most people have?

Two
Three
Four
Five
Correct - Most people are born with kq1a kidneys, but you only need one. Here's why. Each kidney contains 1.5 million filters for blood called nephrons. Nephrons purify blood and remove waste products. Your body can survive on as few as 300,000 nephrons, but if the number drops below 300,000 you may need dialysis treatment. That is why most people can live perfectly normal lives with only one kidney, and why thousands of people each year donate one of their kidneys to transplantation to save life. Kidney donation is an altruistic generous act.
Incorrect! Answer is A . Most people are born with two kidneys, but you only need one. Here's why. Each kidney contains 1.5 million filters for blood called nephrons. Nephrons purify blood and remove waste products. Your body can survive on as few as 300,000 nephrons, but if the number drops below 300,000 you may need dialysis treatment. That is why most people can live perfectly normal lives with only one kidney, and why thousands of people each year donate one of their kidneys to transplantation to save life. Kidney donation is an altruistic generous act.

2.) How big are your kidneys?

About the size of your head
About the size of your fist
About the size of your eye
About the size of your ear
Correct - Your kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs about the size of your fist. Despite their relatively small size, the kidneys perform complex functions that keep the rest of your body in balance.
Incorrect! Answer is B . Your kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs about the size of your fist. Despite their relatively small size, the kidneys perform complex functions that keep the rest of your body in balance.

3.) Where are your kidneys?

In your back, just below your rib cage
In your back, behind your lungs
By your belly-button
Just below the heart
Correct - Your kidneys are located on either side of your spine at the lowest level of the rib cage. Their location provides some protection against injury. Although they are somewhat difficult to approach for surgery, specialized techniques have been developed for kidney surgery including robotic and laparoscopic surgery, sound wave technology and small scopes for approach through the bladder.
Incorrect! Answer is A . Your kidneys are located on either side of your spine at the lowest level of the rib cage. Their location provides some protection against injury. Although they are somewhat difficult to approach for surgery, specialized techniques have been developed for kidney surgery including robotic and laparoscopic surgery, sound wave technology and small scopes for approach through the bladder.

4) Which of the following are main functions of your kidneys?

To clean the blood
To support healthy bones and tissues
To keep your blood pressure normal
All of the above
Correct - The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer do their jobs. In addition to cleaning the blood to get rid of waste by producing urine, your kidneys also keep your blood pressure normal and support healthy bones and tissues by producing the active form of Vitamin D, regulate your body’s salt, potassium and acid content, and produce a variety of hormones that affect the way your other organs function.
Incorrect! Answer is D . The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer do their jobs. In addition to cleaning the blood to get rid of waste by producing urine, your kidneys also keep your blood pressure normal and support healthy bones and tissues by producing the active form of Vitamin D, regulate your body’s salt, potassium and acid content, and produce a variety of hormones that affect the way your other organs function.

5) Who can get kidney disease?

Children
Adults/teens
Anyone, at any age
Mainly girls
Correct - Kidney disease in children and teens is most often due to congenital birth defects or genetic diseases. As you get older, other acquired diseases are more common such as high blood pressure, diabetes and inflammatory diseases.
Incorrect! Answer is C . Kidney disease in children and teens is most often due to congenital birth defects or genetic diseases. As you get older, other acquired diseases are more common such as high blood pressure, diabetes and inflammatory diseases.

6) What happens if your kidneys stop working?

You go on dialysis
You need a kidney transplant
Nothing
Either the first or second option
Correct - Either the first or second option. Dialysis is a way of cleaning your blood, becoming an artificial kidney. It gets rid of your body’s wastes, extra salt and water and helps to control your blood pressure. Another alternative is receiving a kidney transplant.
Incorrect! Answer is D . Either the first or second option. Dialysis is a way of cleaning your blood, becoming an artificial kidney. It gets rid of your body’s wastes, extra salt and water and helps to control your blood pressure. Another alternative is receiving a kidney transplant.
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