Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of hereditary connective tissue disorders caused by faulty or insufficient collagen and/or elastin. These disorders mainly affect the skin, bones, joints, blood-vessels, heart, nervous system and immune system among others.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Loose joints—causing joint dislocations and destruction
  • Poor blood pressure control, orthostatic hypotension and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Fagility Fractures
  • Disc dislocations and destruction
  • Fragile, thin, elastic skin with atrophic scarring
  • Easy bruising due to capillary fragility
  • Click murmur syndrome and arrhythmias
  • Dysautonomia causing hypersensitivity to the surrounding environment
  • Regional pain and global chronic pain syndrome
  • Gastroparesis
  • Altered immune system
  • Vestibular balance abnormalities
  • Dental crowding
  • Temporomandibular joint problem

Hypermobility

Trailer for EDS Documentary “Complicated”

Featuring an interview with Dr. Michael Holick

Children with EDS