Summertime means beaches, pools, and fun in the sun. But with all that heat comes an unexpected risk– kidney stones. Warm weather brings with it a warning. You are more likely to suffer a kidney stone during the summer than any other time of year. To avoid the increased chance of this condition, follow our advice and always consult with your Baylor St. Luke’s Health Network physician.
Kidney stones are pebble-like deposits that form in the kidney. Varying in size and shape, they are made out of calcium, magnesium and ammonia, uric acid, or cysteine. Kidney stones are one of the most painful conditions and one of the most common urinary tract problems; one in every ten Americans develops these kidney deposits.