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Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency Video

In individuals with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, the pancreas doesn’t make enough enzymes to adequately break down food into absorbable components. This can lead to serious nutritional deficiencies, and the symptoms these deficiencies cause. However, with medications and dietary changes, it is possible to manage. Learn more about pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. [...]

By |2018-09-14T09:30:18+00:00June 7, 2018|News|

GERD PSA

View our new public service announcement on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). And then click the links below to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this very common disease. Watch more of our PSAs, which will be running on television and radio stations across British Columbia from July 2017-June [...]

By |2018-04-19T15:27:41+00:00April 12, 2018|News|

IBS Global Impact Report 2018

April is IBS Awareness Month Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, and altered bowel patterns, including constipation and/or diarrhea. It is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide, affecting 13-20% of Canadians. In 2003, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research advocated to mayors across Canada [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:29:33+00:00April 3, 2018|News|

2017 Survey Report: Clostridium difficile Infection

The GI Society represents Canadians living with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, including those who have experienced Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), and the devastating digestive symptoms that occur from this infection. We offer patient education on a wide array of GI conditions, in text and video formats, including a video on the development, symptoms, and treatments [...]

By |2018-01-17T10:54:59+00:00January 17, 2018|News|

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Video

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Video Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the upper portion of the digestive tract is not functioning properly, causing stomach contents to flow back into the esophagus. The most common symptoms are acid reflux and heartburn. To learn more about the symptoms of GERD, and the different ways to treat GERD, [...]

By |2018-04-19T11:22:28+00:00October 25, 2017|News|

New Study: IBD Focus Group in Vancouver

Do You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? If you have IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), Dr. Ted Steiner (infectious disease doctor) and his research team, in partnership with the GI Society, would like to invite you to participate in a focus group. A focus group involves a group of people who are asked what [...]

By |2017-11-08T13:12:39+00:00October 13, 2017|News|
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