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Exercise & IBS: Help or Hinder?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Exercise can help those with IBS feel better, physically and mentally.
Air Date: 4/14/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Stephen Wangen, MD
stephen wangenDr. Stephen Wangen is the Medical Director and co-founder of the IBS Treatment Center. He has been seen and heard on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio and television. Having suffered from IBS himself, Dr. Wangen dedicated his life to solving this complex problem. Since 2005 the IBS Treatment Center has successfully helped thousands of patients from around the country end their digestive problems.

Exercise & IBS: Help or Hinder?
When you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may feel like your activity level is restricted. You certainly don't want to do anything to exacerbate the condition.

Many IBS sufferers find that regular physical activity is helpful for their symptoms. It reduces stress and can assist with digestive issues. It also improves overall fitness and stamina.

Gentle exertion should be plenty for IBS sufferers to get benefits. You might consider yoga, Pilates or walking. Low-impact workouts are great for getting the heart pumping.

Listen in as Dr. Stephen Wangen discusses exercise and its benefits for IBS sufferers.

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