HOUSTON (CW39) The U.S. and Europe are dealing with extreme temperatures right now. So Google looked at the top heat-related questions we’re asking.
The #1 “Can heat cause” question we’ve been googling this week is . . . “Can heat cause DIARRHEA?” Believe it or not, the answer is YES. There are a few ways it can happen.
Anything that causes a lot of stress or takes a toll on your body can cause diarrhea, including a heatwave.
Also, hot weather can help bacteria grow. So things like food poisoning and “stomach flus” might be more common when it’s really hot out.
And a study found there are more flare-ups linked to inflammatory bowel disease during heatwaves. So that’s one more way heat can do a number on your insides.