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Why urinary stones are more common in summer and how to protect yourself

It’s hot, we sweat and drink too little – many people quickly get into a lack of fluids during the summer months. The fluid deficit leads to a highly concentrated urine, which promotes the formation of urinary stones. That’s why it’s especially important to drink enough fluids in summer to avoid a lack of fluids.

These 5 tips can help you:

  1. Start the day as soon as you get up with a large glass of water. This helps you to immediately compensate for the lack of fluids that has arisen overnight.
  2. Drink enough and regularly. You should not wait until you are already thirsty to reach for a glass of water, but drink continuously throughout the day. It often helps to always have your drink in your field of vision and within reach. Another option is to set a cell phone alarm clock to remind you to drink regularly.
  3. Eat liquids. Sounds strange, but there are big differences between fruits and vegetables in terms of their water content. Watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and radishes, for example, contain a lot of water.
  4. Make your water tasty. Is tap water too boring for you? Then add a little lemon or a few berries. Cucumber and mint can also make plain water taste fresher.
  5. Avoid alcohol and salt. Both have a negative effect on your fluid balance