What is SIBO? by Nancy Brown

By Nancy Brown, 09/2017 What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where there is excessive bacteria in the small intestine. The bacteria interfere with digestion and absorption. Similar to Gastroparesis (GP), SIBO can cause gas and bloating, diarrhea or constipation or both, and pain. SIBO symptoms vary patient to patient. Studies … Continue reading What is SIBO? by Nancy Brown

Patient Headlight: Lynn Wolfson – what she lost and what she gained

As we wrap up Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness month we'd like to bring you one last Patient Headlight feature. These features have been about just a few of the many amazing people in our beautiful community who have shined their light brightly in the dark. Today we're talking about Lynn from Fort Lauderdale whose form … Continue reading Patient Headlight: Lynn Wolfson – what she lost and what she gained

I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope with Digestive Tract Paralysis

Hello PACTBLOG readers, Here, we'd like to share an article with you from our partners over at The Mighty. An article by a brave young woman named Allison. You can find the original article here. I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope With Digestive Tract Paralysis By Allison Healy Wheeling down the hallway, I … Continue reading I’m Proud of What I’ve Overcome as I Cope with Digestive Tract Paralysis

Patient Headlight: Andrew Billeveau

We're 3 weeks into Gastroparesis Awareness Month and we've got to tell you about Andrew Billeveau. This young man is the reason so many of you have pie stuck up your nose - he's the inventor of the Pie Face Challenge to raise GP awareness! 8/23/17 by Jim Sliney Jr   In Lynn, Massachusets there … Continue reading Patient Headlight: Andrew Billeveau

Lee Anne: Her DTP and how she got the brush off from a “specialist”

August is DTP/Gastroparesis Awareness Month so we bring you a story from PatientsRising.org about the struggle of a young woman with DTP and how the specialist she went to see wasn't so special. See the complete article here: Lee Anne: Her DTP and how she got the brush off from a "specialist" Or read on... Lee … Continue reading Lee Anne: Her DTP and how she got the brush off from a “specialist”

Patient Headlight: Abigail the Visible

8/16/17 Patient Headlights are a way we here at G-PACT can acknowledge heroes from the Gastroparesis community. Today we'd like you to meet Abigail Miller, a young woman who is learning how to live with her gastroparesis. Abigail Miller is from Pineville Louisiana and she has had gastroparesis since September of 2010. Well, that’s not … Continue reading Patient Headlight: Abigail the Visible