Can EDS cause gastrointestinal problems?

Can EDS cause gastrointestinal problems?

Patients with hypermobile EDS (hEDS) show GI symptoms related to the gut and often meet the criteria for disorders such as indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. The presence of GI symptoms in EDS patients influences their quality of life.

Can Ehlers-Danlos affect bowels?

Bowel problems are more common than bladder disorders, especially in those with Hypermobile EDS. The connective tissues are vital in the performance of peristalsis, which is the movement needed in the bowel to expel waste in the body.

What diseases are associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

Mast cell dysregulation may be linked to some types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.

  • Neurodiversity.
  • Brain and spine.
  • Joint problems.
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS)
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Cardiovascular problems.
  • Skin.
  • Bladder problems.

Can hypermobility cause digestive problems?

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.

Can EDS cause GERD?

EDS patients may have chronic pain, leading to NSAID-induced gastritis mimicking GERD or narcotic-induced symptoms mimicking IBS. Alternatively, EDS may cause reduced lower esophageal sphincter tone, increased distensibility, and/or decreased GI motility, resulting in GERD and/or IBS.

Do people with EDS get sick more often?

EDSers often have a lowered immune system, possibly due to chronic stress on multiple body systems or an IgG-3 deficiency. People with EDS seem to get more infections than people without EDS, and these infections often have similarities.

Does EDS affect the bladder?

Why does EDS cause bladder issues? EDS affects connective tissue, which is present throughout the body, including the bladder. This tissue is important in facilitating the movement necessary to expel body waste. Any abnormality in the connective tissue can disrupt such function.

Can Ehlers Danlos cause IBS?

One emerging subgroup receiving increasing attention is that with overlap IBS and the underlying heritable connective tissue disorder, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS). Current evidence suggests that up to 62% of patients with hEDS suffer from IBS.

Can EDS cause IBS?