Physical Activities May Decrease Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

A study that included 102 patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in order to understand the effects of physical activities on the symptoms in these patients. The study revealed that performing even the slightest form of physical activity can not only keep the symptoms from deteriorating but also improve the overall quality of life in people suffering from IBS.

The result of the study are as follows –

  • 23 percent of the people who took part in the study and did not change their lifestyle were found with deteriorating symptoms.
  • On the other hand, only 8 percent of the people who exercised were found with worsened symptoms.

The researchers have thus suggested, that even a slightest routine of exercise or physical activity may improve the symptoms like abdominal pain, fatigue and headache in people who suffer from IBS.

More details of the study can be found in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

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