High Prescription Rates Show GI Symptoms Are Common, Especially in Teens

High Prescription Rates Show GI Symptoms Are Common, Especially in Teens

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High Prescription Rates Show GI Symptoms Are Common, Especially in Teens

Prescription claims for medications for gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms — among them heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea — are higher among children and adults with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) than in people without these genetic connective tissue disorders, according to a medicinal claims analysis. These findings clearly show that GI symptoms are common in people with EDS. Moreover, women were found to have higher prescription rates than men, especially during adolescence — which suggests an essential window…

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