Gastroparesis, like many chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, is a long-term condition that can significantly impair the quality of life and well-being of those affected. It touches not only those suffering with the condition but also friends, family members, and caregivers. It affects relationships in the classroom, in the workplace, and social interactions.
August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. During this month we recognize the burden gastroparesis poses on those affected and the need for research into new and better treatments. By working together as a community, we can promote global awareness and pave the way towards treatments and cures.