Physical Activity and Intestinal Gas Clearance in Patients with Bloating

  title={Physical Activity and Intestinal Gas Clearance in Patients with Bloating},
  author={Albert Vill{\`o}ria and Jordi Serra and Fernando Azpiroz and Juan Ramón Malagelada},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
BACKGROUND:Patients complaining of abdominal bloating have impaired tolerance and clearance of intestinal gas loads. Mild exercise enhances intestinal clearance and prevents retention of intestinal gas loads in healthy subjects. Our aim was to evaluate the putative beneficial effects of physical activity in patients with abdominal bloating.METHODS:In eight patients complaining of bloating, seven with irritable bowel syndrome, and one with functional bloating, according to Rome II criteria, a… 

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