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About Hypermobility Syndrome India/Viv

I an an Indian woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), also known as joint hypermobility syndrome. Although I have "suffered" from this disease all my life, I was diagnosed at 38 years, 2 years after my child was born. My work mainly involves being a mom to my beautiful and compassionate child. I also write and work from home in the field of science. I aim to raise awareness about EDS-HT, chronic pain, invisible illnesses, mental illnesses and invisible disabilities through my blogs. Viv (Latin root, meaning Life/ Alive) is my blogging pseudonym and alludes to my continued endeavor to rediscover my life and its meaning.

New Updates on HSD, JHS, and h-EDS (2017)

The new definitions, terminology and criteria for a better understanding of joint hypermobility disorders are here (2017). All the relevant links to articles in the Ehlers-Danlos Society website can be seen in one place: click here. What is HSD? Read … Continue reading

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Exercising in hEDS

An excellent talk I highly recommend – I found it very helpful. Watch it full-screen, I am sure if you are new to this new to this condition and are watching it for the first time, you will want to … Continue reading

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Some old talks on EDS/hEDS

New changes are happening in the diagnostic criteria of EDS, hEDS and hypermobility spectrum disorders. I would like to share some old talks again that are extremely informative and must-watch for anyone wanting to know about these  conditions. Dr. Derek … Continue reading

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Reblog: Lily’s blogpost on Proprioception

Proprioception –

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Latest Updates: Feb 2017: A Framework for the Classification of Joint Hypermobility and Related Conditions

A Framework for the Classification of Joint Hypermobility and Related Conditions Authors: MARCO CASTORI,* BRAD TINKLE, HOWARD LEVY, RODNEY GRAHAME, FRANSISKA MALFAIT, AND ALAN HAKIM Am J Med Genet Part C Semin Med Genet 9999C:1–10. -A new classification system for … Continue reading

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Latest Updates: Feb 2017: Hypermobile Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome:Clinical Description and Natural History

Top experts on HEDS come together in this review article to describe what is known and understood so far about the cause, presentation and management of HEDS. Hypermobile Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome (a.k.a. Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome Type III and Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type): … Continue reading

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Not just the joints: A review article on the comorbidities of JHS/HEDS

Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome – Hypermobility Type: A Much Neglected Multisystemic Disorder Yael Gazit, Giris Jacob, and Rodney Grahame. Excerpt from abstract: Throughout the years, extra-articular manifestations have been described, including cardiovascular, autonomic nervous system, gastrointestinal, hematologic, ocular, gynecologic, neurologic, and psychiatric … Continue reading

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The difference between healthy and unhealthy yoga back bends.(Link: Gokhale Method Institute Blog)

In Yoga: Bend Back, Don’t Swayback!

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Scientists uncover genetic explanation that could explain mechanisms in EDS, POTS and MACS Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic explanation for a syndrome characterized by multiple frustrating and difficult-to-treat symptoms, including dizziness and lightheadedness, skin flushing and itching, gastrointestinal complaints, chronic pain, and bone and joint problems. … Continue reading

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