What do you know about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?

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EDS is a little know disability that affects more than 1 in 5000 individuals in the United States alone. Many doctors are not familiar with it. Most people who suffer from EDS are undiagnosed for years – or decades – before they find an answer. Can you relate to this picture?

“Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders characterized by articular or joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue. It is this tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles, ligaments, and organs. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are due to faulty collagen. Collagen is a protein that acts like glue in the body adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.”

Do you have symptoms described in this article? Find out more at: www.EDSawareness.com under the “About EDS” tab.

View a slideshow of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Photos here.

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