Within the field of gastroenterology I often see this condition typically associated with slow transit constipation, which in turn leads to gas trapping, uncomfortable bloating distension and lower abdominal cramps.
To make a simple assessment one can use the Beighton Score by clicking on the link provided by the Hypermobility Syndromes Association
In general a score of 0-3 is deemed normal
A score of 4-9 is suggestive of Hypermobility Syndrome (ligamentous laxity).
Further information can also be reviewed on the Ehlers Danlos Support UK site