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Exercise and Self-Reported Limitations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


By Ersilia M. DeFilippis, Saniya Tabani, Ryan U. Warren

The symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease can be limiting in the event of moderate exercise, according to a study involving two hundred and twenty-seven patients affected with IBD. With Crohn’s disease prevalent in 140 patients, and ulcerative colitis in 87, ninety-nine patients reported that they felt limited in the level of exercise that could be completed. Fatigue, joint pain, embarrassment and weakness were reported amongst other symptoms. Although beneficial to overall health, the study found these IBD patients experienced considerable barriers associated with the completion of exercise.

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Posted on: February 23 2018

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Good article. I certainly appreciate this site. Continue the good work!

I was very interested in the article "Good Vs bad bacteria - the bugs responsible for Crohn's disease". I was diagnosed with IBD 6 months ago and after a very bad reaction to Pentasa (but unproven) I was told to wait and try again when the symptoms peaked again. However, I started taking Probiotics each day and (touch wood) I have been in remission for 5 months, with high hopes. I am very interested in the research in this field.

My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC in July 2016 and after 4 flare ups within 12 months and trying different medications, she was prescribed infliximab. This has been the miracle medication for her and am so thankful that she has been able to return to a "relatively normal life", enjoying school and her passion for sports again (bar 8 weekly visits to PMH for inflixmab infusions, routine colonoscopies and mezzaline daily). I had very little knowledge of UC and autoimmunie disease for that matter; and was shellshocked at how debilitating it can be. We are so grateful to have a wonderful gastro and medical team supporting my daughter and of course the impact that inflixmab has had; however know it is still early days and don't want to take anything for granted.


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