If you often suffer from digestive symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhea – you may be one of the many people worldwide affected by a motility disorder.
Functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders (FGIMDs) are long-term (chronic) digestive conditions about which little is understood and few (if any) treatment options exist.
Motility is defined by the movements of the digestive system, and the transit of the contents within it. Problems ocur when nerves or muscles in any portion of the digestive tract do not function with their normal strength and coordination.
On this site you will find support and information about symptoms, treatments, and more that will help you understand motility disorders.
Learn about Diagnosis and Testing.
Gastrointestinal (GI) motility plays an important role in the health and well-being of persons of all ages. However, the role of GI motility is sometimes overlooked in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
This site is sponsored by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD). We are a nonprofit education and research organization. A portion of the information provided is in cooperation with the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), a professional organization of physicians and researchers. We are grateful to the ANMS for their contributions to the care and treatment of persons affected by GI motility disorders, and their support of the efforts of IFFGD.
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