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Gary Bellman, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Board Certified Urologist
Fellowship Trained, Certified in Robotic Surgery

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Summer Months- High Risk Time For Kidney Stones

By: Dr. Gary Bellman on May 9, 2013, 12:54 pm

As the warm summer months are approaching us, it’s important to stay hydrated!
In the last decade, data shows a sharp increase in patients with kidney stones- likely tied to diets high in salt, animal protein, and refined sugars; Although the primary reason for the summertime kidney stone formations is caused by a lack of hydration.
As the mercury rises, we sweat a little more and without the proper amount of fluids to replenish our bodies, the fluids that are retained become more concentrated in dietary minerals- such as Calcium.  This increases the risk that those minerals will concentrate into stones.
As a Board Certified Urologist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Bellman is an expert in Kidney Stone Treatment and can treat you with great care in this area.
To set an appointment, his office can be reached at 818.703.9500

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