Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type

Elisha By Elisha, 4th Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The purpose of this page is to describe Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility type and the various health conditions that are involved. The purpose is to inform people about the disorder and give more detailed information for personal use and to raise awareness.

What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (HEDS)?

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type is one of several types of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a group of connective tissue disorders that are genetic; you are born with. Each type of EDS has it's own set of symptoms, diagnoses, testing, outcomes and risks. HEDS is considered to be the most common type of EDS and is called "hyper mobility type" because the main characteristic is being highly flexible.

Those with HEDS have joints that go beyond their normal range of motion, think of a contortionist, and those joints can dislocate VERY easily! In fact, just stepping wrong or rolling out of bed can dislocate joints. Given the fact that their joints constantly stretch out of their normal limits, it is also accompanied by chronic joint pain.

Some other signs and symptoms of HEDS consist of velvety smooth skin, stretchy skin, heart disorders like aortic root dilation, GI disorders like gastoparesis, dislocations, subluxations, ankle pronation, flat feet, hyper extended knees and elbows, Arnold Chiari Malformation, and sever others.

Connective tissue is basically the glue that holds our bodies together. People with EDS have faulty glue and therefore their bodies don't hold together as well. This can affect every single joint and organ in the body. Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies are all commonly needed when someone has HEDS.


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author avatar Elisha
25 year old single mother of 2 boys. I will be writing articles on accounting, children with special needs, certain rare disorders and diseases, things to do for fun and so forth.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
4th Jun 2014 (#)

Tough on them and they have to take extra care, thanks for this share - siva

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
4th Jun 2014 (#)

I have not heard of HEDS before

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