HOT weather can be lovely, but at times it get pretty uncomfortable

If you've had diarrhoea during the warm summer months, you may be wondering whether it's caused long days of hot sunshine

It may simply be a coincidence, though it could point to a more serious health condition

Extended exposure to hot weather increases the risk of inflammatory bowel disease issues

These issues are both likely to cause diarrhoea for those who suffer them, which may explain the rise in instances of it during heatwaves

This isn't the only explanation however, and it's important to check your symptoms as it could be a symptom of heat stroke

When the weather's extremely hot, it can have a number of effects on our body, and sunburn is just one of them

It's important to check on and look after people who are most vulnerable during these periods