Does exercise can help in irritable bowel syndrome

Last Updated on November 10, 2022 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which the digestive system does not work properly and various symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea etc. continue to appear and the patient feel Un comfort in belly and shows strange behavior.

There are two main types of IBS: IBS-C, which causes constipation, and IBS-D, which causes diarrhea. Some patients have both symptoms, with both diarrhea and constipation. Such a situation is called IBS-M.

An IBS patient has to take various measures to keep himself like a normal person so that the symptoms of this disease can minimal.

The patient eats a diet that is good for him. To get mental peace, various types of therapy such as Mind Relaxation Therapy etc. are used to minimize the suffering caused by the symptoms of IBS.

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The role of physical exercise in IBS

A patient with IBS tries to adjust his life in such a way that he is least bothered by the symptoms of the disease. One of them is physical exercise.

Physical exercise is very suitable for keeping the body fit. Whether a person is suffering from IBS or not, he can maintain his health through physical exercise. Physical exercise is direct related to gastrointestinal track.

As for the IBS patient and the symptoms of IBS, the IBS patient should do balanced physical exercise regularly. By doing this, the metabolism of the patient will be greatly improved. If the food or gas is stuck in the stomach or in intestines, it will move forward, and the patient will be discharged from the washroom very easily.

Another major benefit of physical exercise is that if the IBS patient is experiencing symptoms due to a mental stressful condition, exercise can also be beneficial.  By doing this, the part of the brain that is dedicated to the coordination of the muscles becomes overworked and the mind is distracted from the problem for a short period of time, and this has a direct effect on the digestive system.

As soon as the anxiety of the mind is relieved, the symptoms of IBS also decrease.
Therefore, people who are suffering from IBS disease, if they continue to do balanced exercise, they will get the benefit of it somewhere in reducing the symptoms of this disease.

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

  • Dr. Muhammad Khan Malik
  • Syeda Noor-ul-Ain Naqvi

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