News And Educational Articles

Symptoms of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

This is a compilation of the many symptoms of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) as a reminder to patients that this condition affects much more than just joints.

  • General: Fatigue, sleep disorders, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
  • Musculo-Skeletal: Pain, easy trauma/dislocation in joints, arthritis, possible osteoporosis, headaches (migraine and muscle tension), movement disorders, low muscle tone (hypotonia), high muscle tone (hypertonia), muscle pain/cramps/spasm; restless legs, joint pain/instability/dislocation/arthritis, inflammation of rib cage cartilage (costochondritis), diagnosis of fibromyalgia, winged shoulder blades (scapulae), nerve compression (carpal tunnel), thoracic outlet syndrome, developmental dysplasia of hip, “W” sitting, patellofemoral joint syndrome, flexible flat feet, clubfoot, osteoporosis, impaired proprioception leading to clumsiness or incoordination
  • Spine: back pain, postural kyphosis, scoliosis, Chiari malformation, atlanto-axial instability, cranio-cervical instability, laxity at any spinal level leading to degenerative disc disease, tethered cord syndrome
  • Dental: TMJ, oral bleeding/ mucosal fragility, teeth grinding (bruxism) tooth abnormalities (higher cusps and deeper fissures of the premolars and molars with shortened roots, enamel hypoplasia), increased tooth fracture, decay, periodontal disease, difficulty chewing/swallowing, speech impairment, delayed clear articulation, difficulty maintaining voice
  • Skin: soft/velvety skin, thin/translucent skin, impaired/slow wound healing, atrophic scarring, easy bruising, stretch marks (striae), varicose veins, signs of aging, Painless constriction of small blood vessels in hands/feet (acrocyanosis), Raynaud’s syndrome, may have insufficient response to local anesthetics due to faster metabolism
  • Cardiovascular: dilation of aortic root, dizziness, POTS, orthostatic intolerance, mitral valve prolapse, palpitations, rapid heartrate (tachycardia)           
  • Respiratory: asthma, difficulty breathing (dyspnea), coughing, reduced exercise tolerance
  • Gastrointestinal: reflux, heartburn, bloating, nausea, vomiting, early fullness (satiety), delayed stomach emptying (gastroparesis), recurrent abdominal pain and/or distention, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), intestinal intussusceptions, diverticulitis, hernia, stool incontinence
  • Pelvic floor: organ prolapse, sensory and emptying abnormalities of any pelvic organ (pelvic floor issues often occur or worsen after childbirth)
  • Gynecologic: mucosal issues, heavy periods (menorrhagia), painful periods (dysmenorrhea), painful intercourse (dyspareunia), endometriosis, uterine fibroids (myomas), infertility
  • Obstetric: pelvic girdle pain/instability, spine and joint pain, GERD, varicose veins, worsened POTS, miscarriage, premature rupture of membranes, pelvic floor prolapse cervical incompetence, short labor, wound healing and scarring issues from C-section delivery , overall increased joint laxity
    • Symptoms may begin or worsen at puberty; may be better or worse on OCP/HRT, before or during periods, during or after pregnancy, during perimenopause, or after menopause. 
  • Urinary: daytime and nocturnal incontinence, stress incontinence, urinary tract infections                           
  • Organ prolapse or ptosis due to reduced support of:
    • diaphragm (hiatal hernia)
    • pelvic floor (uterine, urinary or rectal prolapse, rectocele, cystocele, enterocele)
    • fascia (umbilical, inguinal or femoral hernias, hernias at surgical sites)
  • Nervous System: CSF Leaks (spontaneous or induced), dysautonomia, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, balance issues
  • Dysautonomia: orthostatic intolerance, palpitations, tachycardia, and atypical chest pain, as well as a series of neurological secondary manifestations, including fatigue, dizziness, fainting, syncope, memory, and concentration troubles, reduced sweat volume, gut dysmotility, under/overactive bladder
  • Sensory: ear pain, tinnitus, hearing loss (bones in ear can be hypermobile); Nearsightedness,  crossed eyes (strabismus), blurred vision, blue tint to sclerae, bulging cornea (keratoconus), lens subluxation, retinal detachment
  • Psychiatric: depression, anxiety, affective disorder, low self-confidence, negative thinking, hopelessness, and desperation (all of which can make pain worse)


This entry was posted in EDS, Handouts and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.

"As longtime sponsors as the 'Official Hotel of the NFL,' we know NFL fans value epic experiences that bring them closer to the game," said Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer for Marriott International. "This season, we have taken our NFL partnership to a new level offering fans and loyal guests unrivaled experiences whether it's waking up on the field at Super Bowl LII with Courtyard's Super Bowl Sleepover Contest or VIP gameday experiences for members of our loyalty programs from around the world, including growing NFL markets like Mexico City and London." "I don't think I've ever played on Christmas, so this will be mickey mouse silhouette interesting," tight end Dennis Pitta said. "I've got three young kids at home, so it will be tough to fake oakleys be away from them, but they'll be able to watch me on TV. I'll just trick them and act like Christmas is Monday. My oldest is 3, so he doesn't know the difference." Your jobs (in the media) to speculate what the pecking order is on the oakley outlet depth chart, Jones said. have good guys that are in our personnel groupings both offensively and defensively. We feel very strong that they are good enough to win football games. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), oakley outlet please input your pandora bracelet Print Newspaper subscription oakley sunglasses sale phone number and postal code. Early returns from training camp show that the defense is dominant again holding the offense without a touchdown in last Saturday's team scrimmage. Now the games begin. Last year, the Seahawks played the Broncos once in the preseason and once in the Super Bowl, and beat them by a combined 83 18. No NFL team should be able to dominate another so thoroughly let alone an AFC Champion. When they play the Broncos again this week, the game should be much more competitive. But if it's not if the Seahawks lay yet another beatdown on the high flying Broncos that's your clue that the Seahawks aren't playing by science's rules. Was always content with what he had, Yolanda said. was always a peacemaker and his own leader. He never followed the crowd. I didn have to worry with Khalil about peer pressure. when it came to sports, the otherwise laid back Khalil transformed into a fierce competitor. Dad made sure of that. You may have heard cheap nfl jerseys this before, but Brady has led the Patriots back to give them a late fourth quarter lead. Even with Clowney nearly getting to Brady, the quarterback delivered a strike to Cooks at the front of the end zone for a 25 yard touchdown. Cooks got both feet in and held onto the ball as he tumbled out of bounds. The play was reviewed and upheld, and then Cooks brought in the two point conversion to make it a three point Patriots lead.