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WHEREAS, Gastroparesis is a chronic illness which, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), affects more than 5 million Americans; and

WHEREAS, Gastroparesis, or 'paralysis of the stomach," is a digestive disorder which causes those afflicted to experience side effects, including debilitating pain, nausea, and vomiting, and can lead to serious complications such as malnourishment, dehydration, extreme weight loss or gain, and overwhelming fatigue; and

WHEREAS, most of those diagnosed with Gastroparesis are labeled idiopathic, and despite extensive testing, cannot be certain of the cause of this disorder, and therefore face treatments which address only the symptoms and not the cause of their disease; and

WHEREAS, despite the significant impact on the lives of those living with Gastroparesis, there is little public awareness, no known cure, and few effective treatment options or medications for this disease; and

WHEREAS, efforts to support more research, additional treatment options, effective medications, enhanced services, and normalcy in the daily lives of those living with Gastroparesis help to address a critical public health and wellness need; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to promoting the health and welfare of all citizens of this state, including those living with Gastroparesis and other diseases, and supports efforts to raise public awareness regarding the needs of those who have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  August 2016

 GASTROPARESIS AWARENESS MONTH

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson