Climate change may increase kidney stones

时间:2019-03-01 04:09:00166网络整理admin

WE MIGHT soon be feeling the effects of climate change inside as well as all around us. Kidney stones are expected to strike around 2.25 million more Americans by 2050, as temperature rises cause more people to become dehydrated. These excruciatingly expelled calcium deposits are caused by low urine volume. About 13 per cent of men and 7 per cent of women in the US develop kidney stones during their lives, but those rates are much higher in an area of the south with high temperatures, nicknamed the kidney-stone belt. Tom Brikowski of the University of Texas, Dallas,