Category Archives: Awareness

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) Seeks Volunteers for New Patient Panel, June 2018

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is an established, reputable U.S. based 501c3 not-for-profit organization/charity focused on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and related functional gastrointestinal disorders, also known as disorders of gut-brain interaction. IFFGD was founded in 1991 by an FGID-affected family and continues to have people with FGIDs or family members/supporters among …

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10 Years and 11 IBS Awareness Months: Progress for the IBS Community Continues in 2018

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Five years ago, on April 24, 2013, I wrote a post for IBS Awareness Month that began with some reflections on my personal experiences with IBS, as well as my motivations for IBS Impact. At that time, I had been living with IBS for …

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Guest Post for IBS Awareness Month: Looking Back and Paying It Forward: A Life with IBS

IBS Impact is pleased to welcome another guest post for IBS Awareness Month. Jeni Skukowski has IBS and lives in the state of Connecticut in the USA. She works as a Registered Dietitian and is a volunteer co-administrator for the international, science based Facebook IBS support group IBS Support (Official). We appreciate her time and …

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Guest Post for IBS Awareness Month: Navigating the UK National Health Service for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS Impact is pleased to welcome a guest blogger this week for IBS Awareness Month.  Julie Thompson, RD, known on social media as Jules_GastroRD, is a UK state registered dietitian specializing in IBS and other gastrointestinal conditions. She runs the Calm Gut Clinic in Lancashire, is an advisor to the IBS Network, the UK’s national …

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month 2018

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. IBS affects, depending on the source, at least 25 million and perhaps up to 58 million women, men and children in the United States and anywhere from 9-23% of the population in different countries on every continent of the world.  In the U.S, this prevalence exceeds that of diabetes, chronic …

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IBS Network Conference and Exhibition for People with IBS and Professionals To Be Held April 14, 2018

Some of our readers in the vicinity of Sheffield in the United Kingdom may be interested in a one-day conference entitled, “Exploring the Self Management of IBS and What That Really Means to You” being offered by the IBS Network, the U.K’s national charity for irritable bowel syndrome,  at the Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University …

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American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Facebook Live Chat on Pediatric Abdominal Pain, February 22, 2018

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) has announced that it will be holding a Facebook Live chat from 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, February 22, 2018 on the subject of “Tips for Parents to Manage Their Child’s Stomach Aches ” The chat moderator will be Miranda van Tilburg, PhD Associate Professor in Clinical …

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Alosetron Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies Paid Survey for Women Using Alosetron (Lotronex) Opens January 3, 2018

IBS Impact has received this notice directly from Alosetron Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies Program on behalf of the U.S. FDA, and is posting at the program’s request.  This is paid survey for women who have taken alosetron (Lotronex) for IBS-D anytime in the last 12 months. The exact text provided to IBS Impact follows …

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American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Pediatric IBS Twitter Chat, December 20, 2017

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) has announced that it will be holding a Twitter chat from 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20, 2017. on the subject of “Irritable bowel syndrome in children. What is it, and what treatments are available?” The chat moderator will be Peter Lu, MD, MS, Assistant Professor …

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GERD Awareness Week: November 19-25, 2017

This week is GERD Awareness Week. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, like IBS, falls under the broad category of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and many people with IBS also have GERD. According to former VeryWell.com IBS Guide IBS Guide Barbara Bradley Bolen, PhD, and Emmy Ludwig, MD, some studies show that up to 81% of people with IBS report some symptoms of GERD and vice …

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