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EDS Hypermobility

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Connective tissue is found throughout the body and is critical for support and structure. Tendons, ligaments, blood, bone, lymph, and fat tissue are among the various types of connective tissue that facilitate proper bodily functioning. Some individuals are born with a genetic problem that interferes with proper collagen production and causes a connective tissue disorder known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS. The condition has 13 different sub-types, each manifesting in unique signs and symptoms. Generally, these individuals present with abnormally flexible joints (hypermobility), abnormally stretchy skin (hyperextensibility), and fragile tissues. Symptoms of EDS are expansive and can include: 

-long-lasting or frequent pain in the muscles or bones

-loose, unstable joints that often dislocate

-symptoms of osteoarthritis

-easy bruising

-skin that easily tears

-wounds that heal slowly

-skin that feels velvety

-fragile blood vessels