Ehlers Danlos Research Paper

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Ehlers-Danlos patients often have a high degree of gastrointestinal problems such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), Motility problems, hernias and intestinal obstructions. Although these issues are not usually life threatening they can be resistant to many treatment methods which in turn can affect the person’s quality of life [4,5]. Women with EDS hypermobility are at an increased risk of complications seen in menstruation and pregnancy. Some manifestations associated with this condition are painful and irregular menstruation, uterine and or rectal prolapse and vessel rupture during pregnancy and delivery. Due to these issues infants are at an elevated risk of premature birth. Infants also are seen
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