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Kidney Stones

Can sweating cause kidney stones?

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  • Saunas, hot yoga and heavy exercise may be good for your health, but they also may lead to kidney stones. Why? Loss of water through sweating -- whether due to these activities or just the heat of summer -- leads to less urine production. The more you sweat, the less you urinate, which allows for stone-causing minerals to settle and bond in the kidneys and urinary tract. Be sure to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water in the heat and when performing physical activity.
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