Why are kidney stones more common in summer By Best Nephrologist in Hyderabad from Bright Kidney Centre
This article is written by Dr. Kavitha Gone, the Best Nephrologist in Hyderabad at Bright Kidney Centre
The primary reason for the increased risk of kidney stones in summer is dehydration.
Without proper hydration, urine can become concentrated with minerals like calcium or phosphates that leads to stone formation
Kidney stones may not cause problems until they move out of the kidney into the ureter ,tube that connects the kidney and bladder.
When this happens stone can cause severe pain as it passes through the urinary tract into the bladder.
Other symptoms include back pain radiating to the front, vomiting, blood in urine or burning sensation,fever.
Sometimes small stones , less than 5mm can spontaneously come out through the urine and symptoms will resolve
But if you continue to experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Stones can cause blockage of the urinary tract and if left untreated can lead to serious complications like kidney infection and cause damage to the kidney
Once you have tendency to form stones ,you will always be at risk to have further kidney stones
People with kidney stones need further evaluation like blood tests and urine tests to find out the reasons for stone formation
Some of the measures you can take to reduce the risk of kidney stones
Hydration is key. Drinking about 3-4Litres of water per day is essential.
Reduce salt/sodium intake to 5gm/day
Avoid diet that’s high in animal protein like meat
Avoid carbonated/fizzy drinks ,sugary foods
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