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Love & Guts

Aug 10, 2021

#217 Jill Schofield, MD founded the Center for Multisystem Disease to provide comprehensive care to patients with conditions such as dysautonomia, mast cell activation syndrome, antiphospholipid syndrome, Sjögren’s syndrome, and celiac disease.  Some of the patients suffering from these disorders also have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which causes additional struggles. 

She specializes in immune-mediated disorders that are confounding due to bodywide symptoms, devoting extra time to each patient so she can identify the issues causing their symptoms. She was the recipient of the 2019 Dysautonomia Support Network’s Game Changer Award for her work in the use of IVIG to treat patients with autoimmune forms of dysautonomia


In this episode we cover

  • What are the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS)

  • What is the difference between EDS and hypermobility spectrum disorder HSD

  • What causes EDS

  • Why might someone with EDS and HSD experience chronic joint pain

  • What other complications may occur

  • The link between EDS, SIBO, and other digestive disorders

  • How is EDS Diagnosed

  • If there are any consequences for leaving EDS undiagnosed?

  • Treatment strategies for EDS