Irritable bowel syndrome: named for a way to get rid of the disease


It is important to walk more.

The more steps a day do young people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the less they have symptoms of this disorders, reports the with reference to the Channel 24.

Scientists have observed for 78 girls and 23 boys, whose average age was 20 years. IBS, the study participants were diagnosed in the period from 2015 to 2018, the severity of the disorder was easy. Irritable bowel syndrome – what is it?Irritable bowel syndrome is called a functional disorder of the colon that is accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, with flatulence, diarrhea or constipation. This state is accompanied by changes in the intestinal wall.

Periodically, all participants have passed the evaluation of intensity of symptoms on a scale from 1 (very easy) to 7 (very severe). In this study, the severity of symptoms in patients was the less, the more steps a day they were doing. Those who passed 4 thousand steps a day, the risk of developing severe symptoms (5 points) was 78%, 6 thousand – 70%, 8 thousand – 59%, 10 thousand – 48%.

Based on our data, the increase in the number of steps a day from 4 thousand to 9500 leads to the relief of symptom severity by 50%,
noted scientists.

It was already known that physically active people SRK is much easier than those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Scientists point out that the new study gives doctors specific information of how to change the level of physical activity for young people to ease the intensity of symptoms by 1 point.