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| Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a group of genetic, invisible, connective tissue disorders. This means that even though sufferers look perfectly fine, they are actually dealing with chronic pain and injuries. EDS is caused by a deformity in the gene that promotes the production of collagen, or the "glue" of the human body, affecting skin, tendons, joints, and organs. The amount and severity a person is effected varies completely person to person.|
Hypermobility Syndrome or Hypermobility type EDS is the most common type with symptoms of being able to hyperextend most joints in your body, dislocations, subluxations, sprains, strains, chronic pain in joints, fatigue, weakness, and lack of coordination.
For other types of EDS on top of all of those other problems there can be very stretchy, velvety skin that tears (classical type) or risk of organ rupture (vascular type) and those are just the three most common types.
There is no cure and very little treatment for EDS as it is under researched and underdiagnosed.
Why the zebra?
Medical students are taught to never assume that symptoms could mean a rare disease or disorder. In their words:
"When you hear hoof-beats think horses, not zebras." We are medical zebras.
What EDS is to meI thought I was weak.What EDS is to me by *Ogrefairy
IntroductionI once had pure energy, to run all day long;Introduction by *Amazinadrielle
Look UpThe pain never goes.Look Up by ~EvilChocolate46
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