Top Common Symptoms Related to EDS

The most typical signs and symptoms of hypermobile EDS are the following:
  • Joint hypermobility (meaning that your joints are more flexible than normal, what is usually painful) in both large (knees, elbows) and small joints (toes, fingers)
  • Constant tiredness
  • Joint pain and clicking
  • Constipation, heartburn or other digestive issues
  • Elastic, soft skin that tends to bruise easily
  • Internal organ problems, for example, organ prolapse or mitral valve prolapse
  • Joint instability (tendency to dislocate easily)
  • Stress incontinence (bladder control issues) an increased heart rate and dizziness after standing up
  • Osteoporosis
  • Early-onset osteoarthritis
  • Autonomic nervous system dysfunctions
  • Increased risk of pregnancy complications
  • Increased risk of pelvic prolapse
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain (meaning that it involves both bones and muscles)
  • Abnormal scars
  • Coinfections (viral and/or bacterial, usually under diagnosed and missed by many medical professionals.)
  • Gastroparesis (GI dysfunction)
  • Widespread, intense pain
  • Chronic bladder infections and pain (Intersticial Cystitis)
  • Co-morbidity of other conditions, such as POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome)
  • Chronic anxiety
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is the most common for people who have it in their family history, and the inheritance of this disease is autosomal dominant. People who suffer from it usually have a typical facial appearance, including a thin upper lip, prominent eyes, sunken cheeks, a thin nose, and small earlobes. What is more, they have very fragile blood vessels that sometimes can be clearly visible through the skin (especially on the upper chest and legs). As a result, their skin tends to bruise exceptionally easily.
We have found that for some EDS symptoms to express itself, dysautonomia has to be present. For example, a healthy balanced EDS patient may always be very flexible. They do NOT have to accept a life sentence of chronic pain, however. Dysautonomia is a malfunction (or imbalance) in the Autonomic Nervous System. This is the system that controls your body without you having to consciously think about it. An easy example is taking a walk. Deciding to take a walk is a conscious thought. That is the motor part of the nervous system that we control. However, when our heart rate speeds up while we are walking and our blood pressure rises in order to deal with the demand of oxygen by our muscles, that is the Autonomic Nervous system at work. Our skills lie in bringing balance and strength to the patient’s central nervous system, with a special emphasis on the autonomic nervous system.

Treating EDS: Correct and Incorrect Approaches

Our Approach to Treating the Neurologic Symptoms Associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Our treatment is focused on supporting the central nervous system and optimizing the body’s ability to heal from within. This inside-out healing approach results in a healthy body where these genetic variants are kept inside the box, unexpressed.

Locking the box takes time and must be attacked from many different angles. Over the years, we have introduced numerous tools and techniques in order to perfect our program and help our patients achieve healing.

Our approach is focused on nervous system rehabilitation consisting of:

“Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won’t be expressed”

Bruce Lipton

Disclaimer: The information written on this website is designed to provide helpful information on various conditions and the subjects discussed. This website is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition or to replace the advice of your physician(s). The author of this website does not claim to treat, diagnose or cure Long COVID, CRPS, EDS/POTS, AMPS, or any other specific condition or infection. The Spero Clinic treats the central nervous system only, often resulting in the body being able to heal itself.
You should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to your health, particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical problem, consult your own physician(s).

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