With the help of patients, caregivers, and our Industry Council, IFFGD has created a survey to gain insight into the impact COVID-19 and the pandemic has had on the Gastrointestinal (GI) Illness population. We hope this will assist healthcare providers, law makers and industry partners on the future care of patients.
*Approximate time to take this survey is 7 minutes
If you need help finding information, or a doctor, contact us and we will be happy to get you the information you need, or connect you with a professional who can help.
Gastroparesis is also called delayed gastric emptying. The term “gastric” refers to the stomach. Gastroparesis is characterized by the presence of certain long-term symptoms together with delayed stomach emptying in the absence of any observable obstruction or blockage. The delayed stomach emptying is confirmed by a test.
The signs and symptoms of gastroparesis may differ among persons with the condition. Symptoms usually occur during and after eating a meal.
The treatment for gastroparesis in an individual depends on the severity of symptoms. Treatments are aimed at managing symptoms over a long-term.
Gastroparesis is a long-term condition that can impair quality of life and well-being. Living with gastroparesis affects not only those who suffer but also many others, especially family members and friends. It also touches on relationships in the classroom, in the workplace, or in social interactions.
On July 12, 2016 U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) introduced this statement for the record on behalf of the millions of Americans affected by gastroparesis
On August 23, 2018 U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) submitted an extension of remarks on behalf of the millions of Americans affected by gastroparesis recognizing