Today is Veterans Day in the U.S. Thank you to all veterans and current service members for your service. Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia or Afghanistan region at any time since 1990 are disproportionately affected by functional GI and motility disorders like IBS compared to the general population, for which FGIMDs are already common. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes FGIMDs in this subset of veterans as presumptively service-connected for VA disability benefits, and the Department of Defense provides vital research funding toward FGIMDs that benefits veterans and civilians alike.

Veterans with IBS and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders 2017 

Last update: November 2017