The Southeastern Region of the United States is known as the “Kidney Stone Belt” because of a high incidence of kidney stone disease. One reason people living in the South are at higher risk is the hot climate which causes dehydration. Southern dietary factors also contribute to the “Kidney Stone Belt” phenomenon.
Men are more likely to develop kidney stones; the male to female ratio is nearly 4 to 1. Kidney stones are most common between the ages of 20 and 40. Once you have had one stone, you are more likely to develop another. Also, kidney stones tend to run in families.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a kidney stone, call our Kidney Stone Hotline anytime (day or night) at 1-855-786-6311 to schedule a same day or next business day appointment.
Georgia Urology delivers the most advanced urological care available. As the largest urology practice in the Southeast, our highly-trained and experienced urologists specialize in the medical and surgical management of all genitourinary conditions in men, women, adolescents and children. They will quickly diagnosis your symptoms, treat your condition and recommend a maintenance plan to help prevent future kidney stones. With 30 Metro Atlanta locations, Georgia Urology is convenient too!
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