A hot summer can lead to kidney stones

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Kidney stones are becoming a more common problem in the U.S. and the number of kidney stone incidents tend to rise in warmer weather.

Kidney stones are becoming a more common problem in the U.S. and the number of kidney stone incidents tend to rise in warmer weather.

AUSTIN, TX (KXAN)- Kidney stones are becoming a more common problem in the U.S. and the number of kidney stone incidents tend to rise in warmer weather.

The bad thing for folks in Austin and Central Texas in general: they're in the “stone belt.”

They have some of the highest temperatures in the country. That means increased sweat and dehydration.

They also have more minerals in the local water which also helps kidney stones to form.


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