Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of disorders that affect connective tissues. Connective tissues are proteins that support the skin, bones, and joints. EDS can cause joint dislocations and fragile skin and tissue.
There are different types of EDS, each with its own set of symptoms. The most common type is hypermobile EDS (hEDS), which is marked by increased joint flexibility and fragile skin. Symptoms usually affect each person differently, so there isn't a template solution or treatment for everyone.
There is no cure for EDS, but treatments can help manage symptoms. In severe cases, joint dislocations may require surgery to prevent further damage. However, this doesn't mean you can't enjoy life to the fullest. There are different ways you can manage EDS at home, with the guidance of your doctor and your family. You can still enjoy life to the fullest by choosing what's best for you.
In this beginner's quick start guide, you will discover
- All about Ehler-Danlos Syndrome
- EDS symptoms and causes
- How EDS is diagnosed and treated
- Different ways to manage EDS
- Following an EDS-friendly diet