I want to ask, between cold, warm and hot water, which one is better to drink for relieving constipation?

Sources and references please.


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    what do you intend to do with the water? drink it? bathe in it? Aug 26 '18 at 15:37
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    Both cold and hot water will adopt the body temperature in minutes after drinking, so the effect of the temperature on constipation may be neutralized. Other that that, you can get the most reliable evidence, if you try yourself. I personally doubt, that the water temperature alone can help.
    – Jan
    Aug 27 '18 at 9:57
  • I doubt that too... But I'm asking in the context of "if I had to choose one between... those three" which one is better?
    – Tomsofty33
    Aug 28 '18 at 7:16
  • @Tomsofty33, this is easier to find that you may think: just try and see if there is any effect. Stick with a certain pattern for few days and then test another one. I personally can't imagine how cold water would help. But, it might help if the constipation is part of irritable bowel syndrome.
    – Jan
    Aug 28 '18 at 10:40
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    Users here, including doctors, may not just know from the head what's better. So anyone would need to do a research instead of you. There may or may not be some studies about the topic. You can try searching using terms "hot" "cold" "constipation" "IBS, etc." But it's more likely you'll find this if you try on its own. Again, there may be much more important things that can help prevent constipation: consuming enough dietary fiber, physical activity, drinking enough water, etc.
    – Jan
    Aug 31 '18 at 10:46

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