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IFFGD Company Profile

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is a nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people impacted by chronic digestive conditions. Together with patients, families, clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals, IFFGD works tirelessly to promote awareness, scientific advancement, and improved patient care. The largest organization of its kind in the US, IFFGD and its grassroots counterpart, the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA), rely on donor support to fund research and provide educational resources for those affected by gastrointestinal disorders. Learn how you can help at iffgd.org or by contacting iffgd@iffgd.org.

News from IFFGD:

IFFGD Marks IBS Awareness Month with Launch of Mobile App

MILWAUKEE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In recognition of IBS Awareness Month in April, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) launches a new mobile app, providing educational information about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  The nonprofit o…

IFFGD Presents Gastroparesis Research Grants With Help of Grassroots Fundraisers

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) has awarded three $40,000 grants to support innovative research into gastroparesis, a chronic digestive disease that affects adults and children.
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15 Tips from IFFGD to Keep Reflux at Bay during 15th Annual GERD Awareness Week

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), in honor of the 15th Annual GERD Awareness Week, offers up 15 suggestions for curbing your gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms this holiday season.
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IFFGD and the Digestive Health Alliance Create Community of Digestive Health Champions at DHA.org

MILWAUKEE, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is giving everyone an easy way to become part of the digestive health community. The nonprofit patient education organization is marking the three year anniversary of i…

IFFGD Presents 2013 Research Awards

Investigators honored for study of functional GI and motility disorders
MILWAUKEE, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), recognizing the importance of scientific advancement in the area of chronic digestive diso…

Turning Attention to Returning Vets During IBS Awareness Month

IFFGD Looks at Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Progress to Improve Treatment for Returning Military
MILWAUKEE, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Many veterans returning from service in Gulf War regions are finding themselves faced with gastrointestinal problems. During April, IBS Awarenes…

Banish Frequent Heartburn by Burning More Calories

Losing weight may be an easy and effective solution to reducing GERD symptoms
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Looking for a way to help free yourself of persistent heartburn through lifestyle changes? The answer may lie in your body mass index (BMI), a test of whether your weight is too hig…

April Is IBS Awareness Month: Calling Attention to a Serious Issue for Returning Veterans

MILWAUKEE, March 21, 2012 — High numbers of veterans returning from the Gulf War regions of Iraq and Afghanistan are experiencing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.
This prompted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last Augus…

Landmark Bill Introduced in the U.S. Congress to Expand Research of Digestive Disorders

MILWAUKEE, June 23, 2011 — A bill to expand federal research of functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders, such as IBS, GERD and gastroparesis, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhanceme…

During April, IBS Awareness Month, Be Aware of Signs You Should Not Ignore

MILWAUKEE, March 29, 2011 — IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms often go away and reappear again. While this usually does not signify the development of a new digestive disorder, during April, IBS Awareness Month, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (…

Holiday Heartburn or GERD? Learn the Difference: GERD Awareness Week November 21 – 27

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 8, 2010 — National GERD Awareness Week takes place the week of Thanksgiving, a prime time for heartburn, with many people eating to excess. While occasional heartburn rarely is a cause for concern, frequent or chronic heartburn can be a sign of a more serious health issue known as ga…