29 January 2020

Special Announcement

To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, the Hong Kong Sports Institute will temporarily suspend all the Community Sports Programme until further notice. Refund will be arranged for those people who enrolled in Batch 120 and A20WJ. Please visit our website for the latest information about the Community Sports Programme.

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Gastroenterology and Exercise

By Professor Henry LY Chan

Two important areas of gastroenterology disorders related to sports and exercise are infection and stress related problems. Sports with bleeding injury have a risk of contacting hepatitis B and C viral infection. It may give rise to acute hepatitis, which may develop into chronic hepatitis or even progress to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Diarrheal disease may be acquired through water sports. Outbreak of norovirus infection has been reported among athletes. Abdominal symptoms are very common among athletes due to stress-related disorder. In this lecture, basic medical knowledge and approach to these gastroenterological problems will be introduced and discussed.

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