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Helpful Hints for Runners with Crohn’s or Colitis

Helpful Hints for Runners with Crohn’s or Colitis

Even when people are trained to compete, all endurance runners seem to be potential candidates for exercise-induced “runners’ trots”, whose hallmarks are intestinal cramps and diarrhea.

For those runners affected by Gastrointestinal (GI) distress, it seems that when the body reaches the zone of peak performance, and becomes one with the pavement, legs and arms moving in sync, and the air flowing in and out of the lungs at a measured pace, that sudden need to defecate comes out of nowhere. And, those painful cramps…

Why? Why now? You’re on the clock and pacing well. Now what …?