Module 16 Quiz

1. From one day to the next, how well you feel on dialysis depends most on:

a) How many vegetables you eat
b) How many books you read
c) How much fluid is removed and how quickly
d) How many toxins are removed

2. The best way to avoid a common dialysis heart problem called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is to:

a) Get regular chest X-rays
b) Keep fluid levels in your body as close to normal as possible all the time
c) Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes
d) Practice deep breathing and meditation

3. Middle molecules can cause long-term problems on dialysis because:

a) They are harder to remove and can build up in the body, causing damage
b) They are sticky and can gum up your organs
c) They move quickly and zigzag around inside the dialyzer, causing leaks
d) They block removal of small molecules that are used to measure adequacy

4. The two most important bone minerals in your body are:

a) Zinc and sodium
b) Iron and magnesium
c) Calcium and phosphorus
d) Potassium and copper

5. What disease can occur when your body makes too much parathyroid hormone?

a) Multiple sclerosis
b) Freezer burn
c) Psoriasis
d) Renal osteodystrophy

6. Healthy kidneys make ______, which helps you absorb calcium from foods you eat.

a) Calcitriol
b) Carpal tunnel syndrome
c) Carbonate
d) Citrate

7. Amyloidosis, a common long-term dialysis bone and joint problem, may be preventable with:

a) Showers and antibacterial soap
b) Weekly swimming and whirlpool tubs
c) Better dialysis chairs and vitamin D
d) More dialysis and ultrapure water

8. If you have nerve damage (neuropathy) from kidney failure, it is important to check your feet each day because:

a) You might not feel an injury when it happens
b) You could have a blister or sore without knowing it
c) Early treatment for a foot injury can save your limb
d) All of the above
d) None of the above

9. Which of the following is not a treatment for neuropathy?

a) A TENS unit
b) Medication
c) Ice
d) B vitamins

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