Blog


A recent study found that 12 weeks of yoga led to an improvement in quality of life, mental health and reduced disease activity in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC).Patients with UC in clinical remission but with “impaired quality of life” were assigned to hatha yoga (once weekly for 90 minutes), with a control group assigned to written lifestyle advice (another treatment intervention).After 12 weeks the yoga group had a significant improvement in their quality of life (decreased anxiety & depression scores) compared with the control group. Interestingly, these positive effects also persisted for at least 3 months after the end of the intervention.

Is it time to offer such patients yoga as a safe, acceptable and effective intervention?



At West Kent Gastroenterology, we work hard to provide our patients with top-class care. You will enjoy friendly, fast and modern treatment by a highly experienced gastroenterologist. We carefully review patient satisfaction and feedback, and at West Kent Gastroenterology we are continuously making improvements to our services, ensuring the highest level of care possible.

Clinic Locations

Nuffield Hospital
Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

Spire Hospital
Fordcombe Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0RD

Sevenoaks Medical Centre
London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2JD

Twitter

@dradamharris - 2 months

Very pleased to be working as consultant physician at looking after patients from to c…

@dradamharris - 2 months

Analysis of food questionnaires in over 520,000 people showed that regular consumption of fish was associated with…

© 2020 West Kent Gastroenterology Ltd.

Designed and Developed By