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Helpful Hints for Runners with Crohn’s or Colitis

Avoid dehydration at all costs

Dehydration also has an adverse impact on your large intestine. According to Web MD,”dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have as much water as it needs.” We also learn that dehydration puts added stress on the GI tract and that “the combination of reduced blood flow and dehydration put the colon under great duress.”

All runners experience some degree of dehydration during a run, especially if it’s hot and humid. But, since dehydration seems to be a common event, don’t be fooled that it’s nothing to worry about.

Susan tells us that dehydration can not only harm your performance level, but puts more stress on the GI tract. In combination with a reduced blood flow to the belly area, it brings the potential for greater harm to your colon.