Research Article
Volume 7 Issue 9 - 2020
Gastrointestinal Problems and their Risk Factors among Arba Minch Town Male Super League Football Club Players
Belay Silesh1* and Molla Doyou2
1College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Dilla University, Ethiopia
2Collage of Natural and Computational Sciences, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Belay Silesh, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Dilla University, Ethiopia.
Received: June 17, 2020; Published: August 05, 2020


Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of exercise induced gastrointestinal problems and their risk factors among Arba Minch town male super league football club players.

Result: A total of 31subjects participated in the study with a response rate of 100 %. The prevalence of GI symptoms is found to be 45.2%. Taking of NSAIDs frequently, doing exercise frequently and intensively, performing exercise on hot and humid environment and taking laxatives frequently identified as high risk factors. Unlikely, intake of tea/coffee for a long time and taking hypertonic fluid frequently are less risky to develop GI problem. According to this study prevalence exercise-induced gastrointestinal problems is high. Therefore, the concerned bodies shall intervene to tackle the problem.

Keywords: Gastrointestinal Problems; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Football Players


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Citation: Belay Silesh and Molla Doyou. “Gastrointestinal Problems and their Risk Factors among Arba Minch Town Male Super League Football Club Players”. EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 7.9 (2020): 07-12.

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