IFFGD Marks Constipation Awareness Month with Launch of Education Campaign
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people experience bouts of constipation from time to time. But, for millions of Americans, constipation isn't something that just goes away.
"While common, chronic constipation remains a poorly understood condition by patients and the general public," said Ceciel T. Rooker, President of the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD). "Myths and misconceptions about the causes and treatments of the condition are widespread, and those affected are often unaware that their symptoms indicate a treatable medical condition."
December is Constipation Awareness Month. To encourage awareness and improve understanding of this often-misunderstood condition, this month, IFFGD will launch a campaign to address the "Whats," "Hows," and "Whys" of constipation using the hashtag #WhyConstipation.
"By answering three basic questions – "What is it?", "How does it impact sufferers?", and "Why raise awareness?" – we can help educate the public and encourage those affected to seek medical care for their condition," said Ms. Rooker.
"Join us this month as we set the record straight about the causes, treatments, and burden of chronic constipation," said Ms. Rooker. "The more we talk about this common but often difficult-to-discuss medical condition, the greater our ability to help those affected get back to living life unburdened by symptoms."
Share your constipation questions with us at email@example.com or by phone at 1-888-964-2001 and join the constipation conversation on social media with #WhyConstipation.
For more information about chronic constipation, visit www.aboutConstipation.org.
The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) is a nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by chronic gastrointestinal illnesses. Founded in 1991, IFFGD helps improve patient outcomes by enhancing awareness, improving education, and supporting and encouraging research into treatments and cures for chronic digestive disorders.
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