What Kidney-Stones Are And How You Can Prevent Them

August 22, 2014 11:44 AM

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What Kidney-Stones Are And How You Can Prevent Them

It’s late summer, and that means hot days spent at the beach, licking ice cream cones, backyard barbecues, and lots of fun with family and friends. But did you know summer may also mean kidney stones, an ailment many moms describe as more painful than childbirth? Yeah, it's that bad.

“The peak time for Emergency Room visits for kidney stones is August,” which coincides with the hottest days of the year, says William Haley, M.D., head of the Mayo Clinic Kidney Stone Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

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