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    Could exercise help manage my irritable bowel syndrome?

    I have been told that being fit can help my reactions to food and improve myh immune system - is this correct?
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    Arlene is a registered practising dietitian, with a private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and has built a strong business over the last … View Profile

    You are correct when you say that being fit does improve your immune system. However, Irritable bowel Syndrome is not affected by your immunity. It can be brought on by stress, tension and enxiety and it can be a reaction to certain foods. IBS varies in different people - it can lead to constipation, diarrheoa, or bloating. If your symptoms are bloating and constipation exercise can definitely help as it helps the wind pass and assists bowel movements. Exercise is recommended as part of a healthy lifestyle,

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