Training with ulcerative colitis

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    Luke
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    Hey guys, I’m aware about talking to physicians, but maybe any of you guys trained an athlete with gut issues before. Me, I have colitis ulcerosa, which sadly has me taking cortisone from time to time. When I’m on cortisone I always feel weak in training, recover very bad, and regress in training load and muscle mass.
    My questions is, if any of u guys trained someone with these issues before and maybe has some advices for me – mostly training-wise I guess. For example no pump work, keep the volume as low as possible with high intensity, or keep the volume high with low intensity.. It’s very frustrating.. What are your thoughts?
    All the best, Luke

    #242170
    Luke
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    Not just training wise * happy about any advice. Best regards

    #242360
    Tom Jensen
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    A lot of paople loose weight when they have it. I Mean when you need the cortisone. Is that why you loose strengt?

    #242390
    Luke
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    Yes. The combination of cortisone & my bad resorption of nutrients in the gut. Since I take the cortisone when my gut is in a real bad shape

    #242451
    Tom Jensen
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    Yeah okay. I have colitis but I don’t loose weight. I eat the same and train the same way.

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    Joe
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    #242647
    Luke
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    Thanks for your opinion on this, Joe. It was helpful. And thanks Tom for ur feedback aswell

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    Rob Jenkins
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    Hi I originally had a diagnosis of UC when younger, managed to get symptom free and no drugs needed for 14 years then came back and then diagnosed as Crohn’s disease. I feel your pain with the steroids and trying to exercise, when everything feels like an effort it’s tough. Hang in there. No real advice on working out other than doing what feels ok. My main point is that you definitely challenge your doctor: if you haven’t been considered for one of the new biologic drugs you should push for it. After 2 weeks in hospital and months of misery we eventually got my treatment right. I’ve been on Infliximab for years now and it’s great: no symptoms or side effects

    #245279
    Luke
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    Hey Rob,
    Appreciate your feedback. Yeah let’s hang in there.. I realized the inner stress is an big issue if my gut is better or worse. We should really cherry our recreational time and find time to relax and calm ourselves. My gut responds positive on this! Happy that you found your way with an fitting treatment. All the best

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