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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

Digestive Health Monthly - August 2016

Listings on the US National Health Observances Calendar highlight days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. With sponsorship from IFFGD, several gastrointestinal (GI) conditions are on the Calendar including IBS Awareness Month, GERD Awareness Week, and most recently, Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Official observances on the National Calendar contribute to the advancement of understanding of these conditions by health care professionals, policy makers and regulators in the government, and the public on behalf of all those affected.

Thank you to all who raise awareness about GI conditions and the needs of sufferers. 
August is National Gastroparesis Awareness Month  

With sponsorship from IFFGD, Gastroparesis Awareness Month was listed on the US National Health Observances Calendar beginning in 2016. We are grateful to everyone who has raised awareness of gastroparesis on behalf of the millions of Americans affected. Thank you. 

Read more about Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Functional GI Disorders, Microbes, and Brain-Gut Interactions
A conversation with Emeran Mayer, MD 
IFFGD sat down for a conversation with Dr. Emeran Mayer in March at the 2016 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit to talk about current discoveries being made regarding the connection between the brain and the gut and what these developments mean for people with functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Read the full article here.

Traveling with Gastroparesis

While managing gastroparesis at home can be difficult, traveling poses an even greater challenge. But, with the right preparation, it is possible to enjoy time away with family and friends without compromising your symptom management.

Find tips here for traveling with gastroparesis from Certified Health Coach Crystal Saltrelli. 
Gastroparesis on Twitter  

Social media is a powerful platform for advocacy and awareness. This August, gastroparesis advocates took to Twitter and other social media sites to show their commitment to spreading the word about GP and the need for increased research.

Make your voice heard and tweet for gastroparesis! #Gastroparesis #GPAwarenessMonth #CureGP
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