Clinical Trials for Gas in the Digestive Tract

The NIDDK conducts and supports clinical trials in many diseases and conditions, including digestive diseases. The trials look to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease and improve quality of life.

What are clinical trials for gas in the digestive tract?

Clinical trials—and other types of clinical studies—are part of medical research and involve people like you. When you volunteer to take part in a clinical study, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future.

Researchers are studying many aspects of gas in the digestive tract, including

  • new or improved treatments for gas symptoms
  • improving the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions that may increase gas symptoms, such as irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

Find out if clinical studies are right for you.

Watch a video of NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers explaining the importance of participating in clinical trials.

What clinical trials for gas in the digestive tract are looking for participants?

You can find clinical studies on gas in the digestive tract at www.ClinicalTrials.gov. In addition to searching for federally funded studies, you can expand or narrow your search to include clinical studies from industry, universities, and individuals; however, the National Institutes of Health does not review these studies and cannot ensure they are safe. Always talk with your health care provider before you participate in a clinical study.

Last Reviewed June 2021
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