Chapter 11. Gastrointestinal System and Exercise: A Clinical Approach to Gastrointestinal Problems Encountered in Athletes

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD2 and
  2. John Wright MBChB, PhD1

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch11

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Schwellnus, M. P. and Wright, J. (2009) Gastrointestinal System and Exercise: A Clinical Approach to Gastrointestinal Problems Encountered in Athletes, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch11

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fairfield Suites, Kingsbury Hospital, Claremont, South Africa

  2. 2

    UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • normal gastrointestinal physiology;
  • effects of exercise on gastrointestinal tract physiology;
  • epidemiology of gastrointestinal distress in athletes;
  • pathophysiology of gastrointestinal distress in athletes;
  • diagnostic approach to common gastrointestinal tract symptoms;
  • management of common gastrointestinal tract symptoms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Normal gastrointestinal physiology

  • Effects of exercise on gastrointestinal tract physiology

  • Epidemiology of gastrointestinal distress in athletes

  • Pathophysiology of gastrointestinal distress in athletes

  • Diagnostic approach to common gastrointestinal tract symptoms in athletes

  • Management of common gastrointestinal tract symptoms in athletes

  • Conclusions

  • References