Why you’re more likely to get kidney stones in the summer

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August usually brings the peak of summer heat. And doctors say for some people that heat can also bring the threat of kidney stones.

About 4-million people are affected by kidney stones in the United States each year. And doctors say they see more cases in the summer, as they heat and humidity rise.

They say during those hot summer months people are more likely to get dehydrated, which can cause calcium and other mineral deposits to build up in the kidneys.

In addition to drinking lots of water, doctors suggest drinking lemon juice every day. It helps prevent the crystallization of calcium in your urine.