Why would extreme heat cause people to sh*t themselves? That is the question, and scientists have the answer. According to Google, the top searched question this week, while many in the U.S. are dealing with this heatwave, is 'can heat cause diarrhea?' Who asks that? Who even thinks like that? Lol, I would never put the #2, I mean, the 2 together personally, but apparently, many people are. 

West Texans are not the only ones dealing with extreme heat right now, apparently, the entire U.S. is, and that has many wondering if it affects our bathroom habits. So the question still remains,


The answer: YES!


According to experts, anything that causes a lot of stress can take a toll on your body. Think of how nervous you get before a job interview or a big presentation at work. That nervous 'I've got to poop' feeling is the same in any stressful, anxious situation, such as us stressing over triple-digit temperatures.

Also, hot weather causes bacteria to grow. Unfortunately, sweating and trying to stay out of the hot sun are the least of our worries. Food poisoning and cases of stomach flu might be more common when it's really hot out.

So yeah ,if you have ever considered Googling about whether or not heat and diarrhea go hand in hand but were too embarrassed to do so for the sake of your search history, just know that plenty of people have already done it before you!

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