Did you know that between 9%-23% of people around the world suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? However, many remain undiagnosed and just aren’t aware “that their symptoms indicate a medically recognized disorder.” April is IBS Awareness Month and the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is working to get information out to the public and advance research.
There are some easy things you can do to get involved in your community or even right from your home. Here are just a few of the ways you can help the IFFGD get the message out and help raise awareness.
- Share their press release on veterans with IBS
- Use their ready-made template to write a letter to the editor
- Tell your legislator why this is important
- Share the IBS awareness posters with your communities and social networks
- Become part of the Digestive Health Alliance
If you’re living with IBS, find others just like you in our growing community of almost 3,000 IBS patients on PatientsLikeMe. Learn what they’re doing to manage their condition with symptom and treatment reports, and share your own experience with a personal health profile or in the community forums.