Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is associated with a range of digestive disorders. These may be problems to do with the structure of the gut, such as hernias. Also common is malfunctioning of the coordination of involuntary muscle movements which push food along the digestive tract, leading to issues such as acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Treatment is according to symptoms.
Gastrointestinal problems in hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorders
Laura Brockway, Specialist Registered Nurse, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, London
What we know about how EDS affects the digestive system and the type of gut problems that can occur. With information on diagnostic tests and the treatment options available to you.
Gastrointestinal problems in children with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
Mr Jonathan Sutcliffe, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust & Mr David Crabbe, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust & Angela Hunter, Speech and Language Therapist (retired) and trustee, EDS UK
Some of the digestive disorders that can occur in children with different types of EDS, how common they are and what can be done.
Video: Gastrointestinal disorders and hypermobility
Dr Adam Farmer, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals of North Midlands
Disorders of the digestive system and hypermobility.
Video: Gastrointestinal features of EDS
Professor Qasim Aziz, Professor of Neurogastroenterology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Gastrointestinal disorders common in hypermobile EDS and hypermobility spectrum disorders.