A hot summer can lead to kidney stones

Kidney stones

Austin (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, we’re in the “stone belt.”

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

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

Dr. Koushik Shaw with the Austin Urology Institute talked with Erin Cargile about what can be done about kidney stones.

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