Mariah was diagnosed with VEDS (Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) after a OBGYN recommended she look into it following a hysterectomy. Previously, a CT had revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm, ileac dissections and a renal dissection after her appendix ruptured, but her doctor did not think it was anything congenital. When she later received the genetic confirmation of VEDS, it explained many things about her body that she struggled with throughout the years.

Mariah shares in this episode some of her medical story, but really focuses on the emotional aspects of living with VEDS. She also talks about some of the body hate she has experienced over the years.

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