Category Archives: Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

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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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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Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2017

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S., and a good time to highlight veterans’ issues. U.S. veterans  and current military service members who have been deployed in the Persian Gulf/Southwest Asia and Afghanistan regions at any time since 1990 have been shown by multiple studies to be at even higher risk of IBS …

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Registries for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Research Volunteers Created in the United Kingdom and Australia

In recent weeks, IBS Impact has learned that two separate entities, the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, and Macquarie University Faculties of Human Sciences and Medicine and Health Sciences in Sydney, Australia have established new, secure registries for those who are interested in volunteering for research studies. The Macquarie …

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Representative Hastings of Florida Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL-20) signed on yesterday as a co-sponsor of of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Hastings is serving his thirteenth term in the House of Representatives. His current district, the 20th Congressional District of Florida, encompasses parts …

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Representatives Engel of New York and Loebsack of Iowa Co-Sponsor HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) and Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)  signed on earlier this month as co-sponsors of the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Engel is serving his sixteenth term in the House of Representatives. His current district, the 16th Congressional District of New …

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Research Links Gut Microbiome Changes to Brain Structure in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The international gastroenterology conference, Digestive Disease Week, which traditionally takes place annually in mid-to-late May or early June generally brings a wealth of news on state of the science developments in gastroenterology research for a range of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One of the interesting and groundbreaking articles presented this year,  which has …

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Representative Pocan of Wisconsin Co-Sponsors HR 1187 for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders

According to IFFGD and the official Congressional legislative database Congress.gov, Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI-2) recently signed on as the first co-sponsor to the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017. Representative Pocan is serving his third term in the House of Representatives. His district, the 2nd Congressional District of Wisconsin, encompasses Dane County, Iowa …

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IBS Awareness Month 2017: Approaching a Decade of IBS.

by Nina Pan, IBS Impact founder and primary blogger for IBS Impact. Four 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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