Rare Disease Day is an international advocacy day to bring widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge. The day is celebrated on the last day of February every year.

About Rare Diseases

The National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) maintains a list of rare (orphan) diseases, which are each generally considered to have a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States. Listed rare diseases affecting the functional GI and motility disorders community include:

 

Working with Your Doctor

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Successful relationships with healthcare providers are an important part of managing life with a long-term digestive disorder.

Doctor–Patient Communication

How to Help Your Doctor Help You

How to Talk to Your Doctor