Move forward on and pass Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 842)
Gastroparesis affects approximately 5 million Americans. It is a disease that affects the vagus nerve which controls the digestive system. Gastroparesis is a chronic disease which slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestines, with no known cure and few medications that may help with some of the symptoms. Most physicians do not know about this disease, let alone be able to treat this disease. This petition is to show that there is great need to get the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act passed so those of us with the disease can get the help we need before this disease wins us over.