A very well written introduction to H-EDS.
Ehler’s Danlos is a group of inheritable connective tissue disorders related to the formation of collagen. EDS was named by two physicians, Edvards Ehlers and Henri-Alexandre Danlos, in the 1900’s. Hypermobile Ehler’s Danlos (hEDS) is the least severe type of Ehler’s Danlos, but it can still be a debilitating and cause a lot of serious problems. HEDS used to be referred to as Ehler’s Danlos III or type 3, but that terminology is being phased out. Most of the problems that arise from hEDS are skeletomuscular in nature, but because collagen is incredibly important throughout the body other serious problems may arise.
Collagen is a connective tissue that acts as the “glue” keeping our bodies together. Genetic alteration of EDS at the molecular level also leads to weakened defective connective tissue within the hEDS.
Hypermobile Ehler’s Danlos ranges in how it affects people. Sometimes it can cause small problems or it…
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