August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Gastroparesis, also known as delayed gastric emptying, is a chronic condition that affects the stomach muscles and prevents proper movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.

Nearly every person with PWS has some degree of slow gastric emptying. This month, in honor of gastroparesis awareness, we are asking our PWS community to complete the gastrointestinal history survey in the Global PWS Registry. This survey will ask if your loved one has ever been examined by a gastroenterologist and if they have been diagnosed with any GI issues. Your participation will help us better define GI issues in PWS and how often they typically occur.

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