International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is a nonprofit, educational and research organization dedicated to informing, assisting, and supporting people with gastrointestinal disorders.

     

    Their website is a great resource for anyone living with or caring for someone with GI issues, and I thought I might save you some time from searching their entire site by providing a few informative links:

     

    1)  Their home page provides a quick glance at current IFFGD activities.

     

    2) What's New - This page provides information about the latest drug approvals, research, and publications related to GI disorders. This page is up-to-date, with new information added only a few weeks ago.

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    3) Copy this link into your browser, click on an area of interest, and you will have access to multiple fact sheets. Most can be downloaded for free.

     

    4) Support Groups - This page contains a listing of GI support groups by state. Of course, the information provided here is not a complete listing of the available support groups, but it may provide a starting place for your area.

     

    5) IFFGD has multiple sites, and this one may be of interest to you if you are caring for a child or a teen with a GI disorder.

     

    6) This is the page to visit if you are interested in becoming a member of IFFGD. The dues are very reasonable ($25 a year), and membership allows you to receive four issues of Digestive Health Matters, their quarterly magazine.

Published On: May 30, 2008