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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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cray542464 July 15 2014 at 8:36 AM

First, hotter temps are not linked to kidney stones. It's kidney stones are linked to hotter weather. Secondly, I thought it common knowledge, at least as it concerns men, that water intake was very important when dealing with kidney stones.

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spaceboundmm July 15 2014 at 8:32 AM

So actually, it's not high or low temperatures. It is lack of exercise & dehydration which is caused by other conditions.

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vtmilitia July 15 2014 at 3:00 PM

They just dumped this story to distract from the polar vortex due this week and make us think we're going to die in a puddle of our own sweat.

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dbs7641937 July 15 2014 at 8:25 PM

I always thought this was mainly because in hot weather people don't drink enough liquids and get dehydrated. If you sweat a lot you have to replenish the fluids you lose. I read once where farmers, years ago, were very prone to kidney stones when they used to work long hours, in the fields, out in the sun and they got dehydrated. Of course today a lot of the machinery has air conditioning.

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Steve Catron July 15 2014 at 5:08 PM

This really is a non-story. I can't imagine that most people, at least those that have had stones themselves or know someone who has, wouldn't already know this. It's kinda like saying it's hotter during the day because the sun is up........

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halt1025 July 15 2014 at 7:51 AM

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hokanut July 15 2014 at 9:39 PM

I've been an ac tech for 20 years. This we have been warned about since day one. Who are these "experts" who have just linked dehydration to kidney stones? They could have called me back in 1994 and got the scoop then.

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Frank July 15 2014 at 9:39 PM

50 degrees summer heat??? Maybe they meant 90 degrees...

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domingbfan July 15 2014 at 7:51 PM

If there was only a cure. For dumb aol stoner stories

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mrglockster July 15 2014 at 3:42 PM

oops now the grammar police are going to get me. misspelled wait.

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