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Hot temperatures linked to kidney stones

Hotter Temperatures Linked To Kidney Stones


Here's one more reason to avoid the summer heat: a recent study found a link between kidney stones and hotter weather.

Doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discovered more patients reported kidney stones as daily temperatures rose.

More than 60,000 people were analyzed across the US. When temperatures reached above 50 degrees in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Dallas their risk increased.

Researchers explain dehydration caused by hotter temperatures can form calcium and other mineral buildup in the urine that results in kidney stones.

But they also found an increased risk in extremely cold temperatures. The study suggests people tend to stay indoors, eat more and exercise less which can cause stones to develop.

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