We want to recognize those individuals who have stepped
up to the plate to secure Government ARD by securing
resolutions in their states:
Let's keep this momentum going, let's get recognition
in YOUR state......just ask us and we will walk you
could be the person to secure one of these
important resolutions in your state!
could be the person that leads the charge for all those
afflicted with ARD by securing this important ack- nowledgement
that ARD IS a recognized
Here are Guidelines
for ARD Recognition - USA. Simply send your name
and address with Zip code
of the IAS
You will receive the name of your state representative,
a letter and package of materials to submit in securing
your state recognition for ARD, as well as reminders
for follow-up and
important contacts to help gain this government recognition.
This can all be accomplished via email
and the telephone.
What could be easier?
Through efforts like these we have
been able to have the term Adhesion Related Disorder
(ARD) formally recognized by the US Congress in a Report
of the Committee on Appropriations to the House of
Representatives on September 7 2004 (see page 78).
"Adhesion related disorder—This
little known condition commonly leads to abnormal attachments
the organs inside the abdomen. The adhesions generally
are composed of scar tissue resulting from previous
operations. Very little is known about why adhesions
form more aggressively in some people. Diagnosis of
the disease is typically difficult, and surgical correction
is often unsuccessful. The Committee encourages NIDDK
to investigate this disease, supporting research to
find treatments and understand causation and to communicate
these findings to broaden knowledge of the disease
in the medical community."