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Understanding Chronic Pain

Most of the time pain serves as a critical part of our sensory system, and is therefore a necessary though unpleasant function of a healthy body. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that chronic pain may be more like a disease or pathology of the nervous system associated with abnormal responses in the brain and […]

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8-step Approach to Chronic Pain Management

If you have chronic pain it is important to develop a pain management plan that works for you. Some recommended elements include: 1. Understand your pain problem. Try to separate hurt from harm. The pain you experience is real, but the cause may be a heightened sensitivity of the nervous system and not increasing damage […]

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Understanding Chronic or Functional Diarrhea

What is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is defined as passing frequent and/or loose or watery stools. Acute diarrhea goes away in a few weeks, and becomes chronic when it lasts longer than 3–4 weeks. If no specific cause is found after a thorough investigation and certain criteria are met, a diagnosis of functional or chronic diarrhea may […]

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801- Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction in Children

Your child has been diagnosed as having intestinal pseudo-obstruction or some other form of chronic gastrointestinal motility disorder. This brochure has been written to help you understand these disorders and the effects they may have on your child.

Topics: Brochure, Colonic inertia, Pseudo-obstruction, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Fact Sheet, Motility

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IFFGD Announces the 2020 Research Recognition Award Winners

IFFGD Announces the 2020 Research Recognition Award Winners International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) recognizes three young investigators for their contributions to the advancement of science for chronic GI disorders. Media Contact Form IFFGD 414-964-1799 MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., (July 7, 2020)– IFFGD recognizes the critical role of increasing the understanding and care of chronic gastrointestinal […]

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Donate to IFFGD

Your GIFT can change the future  When you donate to IFFGD you directly support individuals in communities just like yours who are affected by functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders. Donations allow us to fund life-changing research and educate patients, professionals, policy makers, and the public about chronic digestive conditions and the critical need for improved […]

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Medical News

Here is a sampling of research and medical news that provide clues to better understanding GI disorders. Each new advance adds a small piece to the puzzle, making the big picture clearer. To learn more about medical research, go to our webpage at Research. News You can Use Topics – Newest Postings Listed First FDA […]

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2013 Award Recipients

On April 12, 2013 IFFGD presented eight investigators with our 2013 Research Awards in recognition of their contributions to scientific and clinical advancements in the area of functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders. The awards support and encourage the participation of clinicians and scientists in multidisciplinary efforts aimed at providing a better understanding of these […]

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Chronic Pain Management: Medications

In chronic pain, we have strong evidence that our pain modulation system is not working well. Instead ofsuppression, the system may be over-sensitized so that even normal sensations trigger pain transmission and suffering. As a result of the pain, patients may also have increased levels of anxiety and depression, decreased quality of life, fear of […]

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