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Old 01-11-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

Anybody know anything about the health benefits of drinking warm, but not hot, water? It seems to "loosen me up". If you know anything about the health benefits and/or risks of srinking warm, but not hot water, please respond! Peace!

 
Old 01-12-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

The only thing I have ever read is warm or hot water tends to carry more lead in it....which is why they suggest using only cold for drinking or cooking.

 
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Drinking any water will help you go if you're constipated.

 
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Re: Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

As the last poster said, drinking any water does help A LOT. A large glass of warm water first thing in the morning helps, too. So does flax seed oil, it seems.....
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Re: Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

I don't know about actual health benefits but I knew a lady who was stuck in a hospital bed in leg traction and she had a cup of hot water before anything else in the morning to keep her regular. It worked for her and she was in a position to need regularity

 
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Re: Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

If I drink a cup of tea or coffee, I go about half an hour later. And I don't think this is coincidence!

 
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No, not coincidence, caffeine.

 
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Re: Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

caffeine will do that but I have read in an ostomy guide pamphlet about the bowel stimulation that a cup of warm water may have. Frankly a cup of tea is more appealing and is still warm water. I would warm up a glass of cold water and not drink the warm water supply in the house. The above poster is correct in that warm water contains more dissolved minerals than cold water including lead from the solder used to connect copper pipes. Since the water in your hot water supply sit for longer periods of time in the pipes they get a higher loading of these minerals than the cold water supply does.

 
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Re: Drinking warm water for constipation, general bowle movements???

This doesn't happen when I have a glass of iced tea or a pop. Only when it is a warm liquid.

 
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It's interesting because I would think that even something cold, by time it passes through the throat, stomach, intestines and finally reaches the colon, wouldn't be cold anymore.

 
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It's interesting because I would think that even something cold, by time it passes through the throat, stomach, intestines and finally reaches the colon, wouldn't be cold anymore.

It has to do with a stimulus that occurs in the stomach which causes the lower bowel to increase peristalsis(contractions) so it only has to be warm when it hits the stomach. Ain't the human body a great and complex do-hickey!

 
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By the time water reaches your bowels it will have reached your normal body temperature.

 
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