International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

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IFFGD, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, is a nonprofit education and research organization. Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. IFFGD was founded in 1991 by one person struggling with the challenges imposed by a chronic GI disorder. Many others, from all walks of life, have joined with us since. We work with patients and their families, healthcare professionals, investigators, regulators and policy makers in the government, employers, and others to broaden understanding about GI disorders, support or encourage research, and improve digestive health in adults and children.


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The IFFGD works tirelessly to inform, assist, and advocate for those living with gastrointestinal disorders. They offer support, education, and assistance to those in need through their call center, publications, online efforts, conferences, legislative activities, and more. I am grateful for all they have done for the GI Disorders community!  — Melissa

The IFFGD is an international non-profit which works tirelessly with patients & medical professionals to educate, assist, support, and advocate for all those living with digestive disorders. They fight for research & better conditions for our community & support patient efforts to usher in awareness and quality care.  — Melissa

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

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