October 21, 2014
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Think you know your kidneys?

Answer true or false to the following statements.

1. One of the important jobs of the kidneys is to remove excess water from the body and to retain water when the body needs more.

True False
2. When the kidneys are working properly, excess minerals are excreted from the body in the urine.

True False
3. The kidneys help to regulate the levels of other minerals, such as calcium and phosphate, which are important for the formation of bone.

True False
4. Every minute, about one litre of blood enters the kidneys through the renal arteries.

True False
5. Common warning signs of kidney disease include more frequent urination and high blood pressure.

True False
6. When kidneys fail, dialysis can be used to remove waste products and excess water from the body.

True False
7. To help prevent kidney disease you should have your blood pressure checked regularly.

True False

All of the statements above are "True." If you have selected "True" for most or all of these questions, congratulations! You know some basic facts about kidneys.

To learn more about kidneys, check out more information in the Kidney Health channel.

 
Written and reviewed by the MediResource Clinical Team 

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