Aetiology of running-related gastrointestinal dysfunction. How far is the finishing line?

@article{Gil1998AetiologyOR,
  title={Aetiology of running-related gastrointestinal dysfunction. How far is the finishing line?},
  author={Sylvia Gil and Etsuro Yazaki and David F. Evans},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={
          365-78
        }
}
30 to 65% of long distance runners experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms related to exercise. Several hypotheses have been postulated; however, the aetiology and pathophysiology are far from clear. The mechanical effect of running on the viscera must be involved in the development of GI symptoms in this sport. Reduction of splanchnic blood flow due to visceral vasoconstriction is another widely supported theory; nevertheless, it does not explain many of the clinical findings. Examination of… CONTINUE READING

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