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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