SCHNECK FOUNDATION TO HOST PROGRAM ABOUT DIGESTIVE DIFFICULTIES
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April 10, 2012
Schneck Foundation’s Community Relations Committee is hosting All Right Now: Solving Digestive Disorders to discuss the hidden burden of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Covering everything from heartburn to celiac disease, the talk will provide answers for anyone who hopes to break free of their disruptive digestive condition and avoid the threat of colon cancer. A special focus will be on ways in which women are affected by GI disorders, as they are considerably more likely to suffer from digestive health problems than men.
“More than 70 million Americans are dealing with digestive disorders on a daily basis – but very few of us are talking about it seriously,” says featured speaker for the evening, Dr. Amanda Dick. “With upwards of 70% of the cells of our immune system in our gut, we need to make healthy digestion a priority for our overall health. Digestive dysfunction should be taken seriously. Treatments range from easy lifestyle modification and medicines to breakthrough technologies and same-day laparoscopic surgery to get you back to eating without fear and feeling great.”
The gastrointestinal tract is an amazing piece of machinery – were the small intestines to be smoothed out flat, they would cover an entire tennis court. But with so much square footage internally, there are more chances for things to go wrong. New treatments including new surgical options are now available for longtime sufferers of GI malfunction who can't find relief in over-the-counter remedies. Robotic surgery may also permit people who might not be traditional candidates for open or minimally invasive surgery to undergo surgical repair, so if surgery was previously not an option, it may be now.
All Right Now: Solving Digestive Disorders will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:00 p.m. in Suite 130 of the Jackson Medical Building, 225 South Pine Street, Seymour.
To make your reservation for this FREE program, please call Betty Leslie, Schneck Foundation Development Coordinator, at 812-524-4247, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call early as Space is Limited.