August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. IFFGD works to focus attention on important health messages about gastroparesis diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues. The goals include improving understanding of gastroparesis to help patients and families manage the condition, and encouraging preventive strategies.
We encourage people experiencing the symptoms of gastroparesis to consult their physicians and to contact us to receive information regarding the condition.
How you can get involved
The number of people with gastroparesis appears to be rising. Yet gastroparesis is poorly understood. More community awareness is needed about the condition.
The more we work together to raise awareness for gastroparesis, the greater our ability to impact positive outcomes, such as additional research and improved patient care for the functional GI and motility disorders community.
Statement for the Record for Gastroparesis Awareness Month
On July 12, 2016 U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) introduced a statement for the record on behalf of the millions of Americans affected by gastroparesis recognizing National Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Read her remarks here.
Gastroparesis Awareness Month Honored
On July 9, 2015 Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) introduced a statement in the US House of Representatives on behalf of Americans affected by gastroparesis in honor of National Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Read her remarks here.
Here are a few things you can do to help educate others and raise awareness for gastroparesis in your community:
- Check out these commonly asked questions about gastroparesis.
- Check out these tips on preventive and management strategies.
- Download and share our free introductory packet on gastroparesis to help others learn about the condition.
- Get the Gastroparesis Awareness Month poster that you can download here.
- Go to our IFFGD web site to share your experiences or find other resources to work with others to create meaningful, positive change on behalf of everyone affected by gastroparesis.
- Find IFFGD on Facebook and Twitter and join the conversation.