Module 1 Quiz

1. The term "renal" means related to:

a) Blood sugar
b) Part of the eye
c) Kidneys
d) Cholesterol

2. The three main jobs of the kidneys are to filter out wastes and fluid, balance levels of chemicals in the body, and ______.

a) Regulate the heartbeat
b) Produce hormones
c) Aid digestion
d) Balance blood sugar

3. Healthy kidneys filter out about _____ quarts of waste and excess fluid per day.

a) 10
b) 2
c) 0.3
d) 48

4. Even small declines in kidney function can cause major health problems.

a) True
b) False

5. Slowing the rate of kidney disease may involve all of the following except:

a) Eating changes
b) Medicines
c) Radiation treatments
d) Avoiding certain pain pills

6. When the kidneys fail, the body fills with extra fluid and waste products. This condition is called:

a) Uremia
b) Hypertension
c) Anemia
d) Diabetes

7. Anemia (a shortage of red blood cells) starts early in kidney failure, and treatment is needed to:

a) Protect the liver
b) Prevent damage to the heart
c) Give the kidneys a much-needed rest
d) Cleanse the blood of toxins and waste

8. People with kidney failure may notice swelling of the feet, itching, and a funny taste in the mouth.

a) True
b) False

9. The number one cause of kidney failure is:

a) Accidents
b) Type 2 diabetes
c) Heart disease
d) Pneumonia

10. People can live a long life with kidney disease—if they have a positive attitude, get answers, and take action.

a) True
b) False

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