Extreme heat wave can increase kidney diseases

New York: Experts have observed that if someone is suffering from any kidney disease, the condition may worsen in extreme heat and the patient may need to be rushed to the hospital in emergency condition.

In this context, scientists have noted about 11 million such incidents from New York State that occurred between 2005 and 2013 in which people were brought to the hospital in an emergency. Majority of them included kidney patients. These conditions included kidney stones, acute kidney injury, urinary tract infection (UTI) and others.

The experts noticed that as temperatures increased and heatwaves occurred, kidney emergencies also increased, indicating a link between hot weather and kidney disease. Medical experts have previously warned that heatwaves can exacerbate heart disease and cause patients to be rushed to the hospital.

The latest research is published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. In summary, increasing the normal heat can increase the kidney diseases or the severity of the disease in people with kidney problems. This includes disorders ranging from kidney stones to infections.

Experts have carefully studied this long data and after a careful review, they have said that the severity of kidney diseases increases in June, July and September in comparison to May and September. In the light of the research, experts have asked the people suffering from kidney problems to take medicines on time and take care of themselves during the heat of summer.

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