• Kidney Disease Risk Quiz

Are you at risk for kidney disease?
Find out in less than 60 seconds.

One in 7 adults living in the U.S. has kidney disease and most don't know it, because there are often no symptoms. Not knowing if you are at risk could mean risky business to your health.

Know your kidneys by taking this short quiz.

Are you over the age of 55?

Get To Know Your Kidneys

People over the age of 55 should get screened for kidney disease during their annual doctor's visit.

Do you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?

Get To Know Your Kidneys

Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease.

Do you have or are you currently being treated for high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Get To Know Your Kidneys

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease.

Are you overweight or obese?

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It's important to maintain a healthy weight by eating right and exercising.

Are you African American, Native American, Latino or Asian American?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Some ethnic groups in the United States are at greater risk for diabetes and high blood pressure than others.

Do you have a family history of kidney disease?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Chronic kidney disease can run in the family, so encourage your loved ones to get tested during their routine medical exam, too.

Have you been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (heart disease)?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Cardiovascular disease is common in people with kidney disease regardless of age, stage of kidney disease or if they've had a transplant.

Have you been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, lupus or hepatitis C?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

People with HIV/AIDS, lupus or hepatitis C are prone to getting kidney-related diseases.

Do you regularly take over-the-counter pain medications (NSAIDS), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, or do you have a history of taking lithium?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Taking too many over-the-counter pain medications can be harmful to people with kidney problems.

Have you ever been told by a health care provider that you have protein in your urine?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Protein in the urine, also called proteinuria, is a sign there may be some damage to the kidneys.

Do you currently smoke or have you smoked in the past for more than 10 years?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

Smoking can cause an increase in blood pressure, reduce blood flow to the kidneys and accelerate loss of kidney function.

Have you ever been diagnosed with kidney disease or experienced acute kidney failure?

Get to Know Your Kidneys

If you have kidney disease, consult your health care team about slowing its progression through prescribed medications, a kidney-friendly diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
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Congratulations!

You have taken an important step in ensuring your kidney health. Be sure to talk to your doctor about a kidney screening on your next visit.

Here's to being kidney smart!