Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion/dyspepsia, bloating and constipation are common in the community. However, these symptoms may be misinterpreted and their impact and significance misunderstood both by health care providers and sufferers alike.
The goal of the WDHD 2012 advocacy and public health awareness campaign, “From Heartburn to Constipation - Common GI Symptoms in the Community: Impact and Interpretation”, is to help health care providers and sufferers alike to understand these common symptoms, what they may mean and how they should be appropriately and effectively managed. Through this campaign, WDHD 2012 will endeavor to engage with and inform the health care provider – physicians, pharmacists and allied health professionals – and the community at large...
The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is pleased to announce the following activities and tools in conjunction with World Digestive Health Day 2012:
WGO encourages all member societies to organize an event to raise awareness in their community.
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To access the Global Guidelines on Common GI Symptoms please visit the Supporting Guidelines and Cascades page!