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The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is a nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected 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 relies on donor support to fund research and provide educational resources for those affected by gastrointestinal disorders.  Learn how you can help at or by contacting

Additional Resources

Awareness Campaigns

Reporters’ Guides (pdf)

Survey Reports

  • Gastroparesis in the Community Survey Summary Report (pdf). Sponsored by IFFGD, in collaboration with clinical investigators from Temple University School of Medicine, this research study among 1,423 adults reporting a diagnosis of gastroparesis describes the burdens, concerns, and quality of life issues imposed by the condition from the patients’ perspective.
  • IBS Patients: Their Illness Experience and Unmet Needs (pdf).  Sponsored by IFFGD, in collaboration with the UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, the findings in this comprehensive online survey show that much more needs to be done to develop and deliver satisfactory treatment to IBS sufferers.
  • IBS in the Real World Survey: Summary Findings (pdf). Sponsored by IFFGD, this quantitative research study was conducted in 2002 among 350 U.S. adults who reported a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  A glimpse into the real world of living with the disease, symptoms, treatment, side effects, and the overall impact that IBS has on lives.

For More Information

  • Press Releases from IFFGD highlight important findings or messages relating to digestive health issues.
  • Commentary published by IFFGD about selected news reports
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