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Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Choose Wisely Love your body, treat it right Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Kathy Garvey, MS, MBA, RD garveynutrition.com Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome  The links between nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are undeniable.  So many complications and symptoms of EDS are gastrointestinal and food-reactive in nature that [...]

Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome2021-06-20T03:04:33+00:00

Surgical and Anesthetic Precautions for Hypermobile and EDS Patients


Prepare for Surgery Certain precautions can improve outcomes Prepare yourself and surgical team for surgery The Tulane Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) clinic team is here to help prevent surgical complications in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The most common complications that we have noticed involve prolonged wound healing [...]

Surgical and Anesthetic Precautions for Hypermobile and EDS Patients2021-06-20T03:02:00+00:00

Surviving Medical School with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Patient Story Danielle Purtell Her Story Danielle Purtell is a medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine who has survived medical school with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She will graduate in 2022 and is excited to complete a Family Medicine residency. As someone with chronic illness and invisible disability, [...]

Surviving Medical School with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome2021-06-11T11:06:09+00:00

Massage Keeps Fascia Healthy


The Art of Massage Working the connective tissue is key Daily massage can provide temporary relief Regular massage is important if you are hypermobile or have a connective tissue disorder, such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Fascia, the supportive connective tissue of the body, surrounds muscle, bones, tendons, ligaments and [...]

Massage Keeps Fascia Healthy2021-05-21T13:45:43+00:00

Best Shoes for Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Foot Care Stability is key for hypermobility Wearing the proper shoes may change your life Stability is the most important method to treat many connective tissue problems associated with hypermobility spectrum disorders and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Because ligaments, tendons and joints are loose, hypermobile people have to work extra [...]

Best Shoes for Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome2021-05-19T13:06:54+00:00

Ehlers-Danlos Patient Story: Elizabeth Boh


Patient Story Elizabeth Boh Her Story In December 2020, at the age of 59, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - hypermobility type.  I was fortunate to have found and seen Dr. Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM, at Tulane University School of Medicine, and he was the one who put all [...]

Ehlers-Danlos Patient Story: Elizabeth Boh2021-04-23T12:07:36+00:00

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 101


Hypermobility is a "Thing" Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 101 Basics of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous group of inherited connective tissue disorders characterized by symptoms including, but not limited to, skin hyperextensibility, joint hypermobility, and vascular fragility.1 It is a result of genetic [...]

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 1012021-04-23T12:08:51+00:00

Next Steps


The Seed Has Been Planted Similar to planting a new plant, you have just planted a seed towards a new life. For you to blossom, it will take nurturing, some pruning, patience and maintenance. Next Steps Thank you for making an appointment request at the Tulane Hypermobility and [...]

Next Steps2021-11-15T20:16:37+00:00
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