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Gastrointestinal Problems

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Gastrointestinal Problems (Introduction)

More than one-third of participants in bicycling events experience gastrointestinal (GI) tract symptoms that are related to exercise.

What We’re Talking About

  GI shutdown: inability to take in fluids or solids

  Heartburn or other acid problems



  Nausea or vomiting

  Belching and gas

  Bleeding—hidden or apparent

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