Hypermobility Tool Kit Equipment that can improve your quality of life Best Products for Hypermobility Supplements For multiple reasons, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is associated with metabolic abnormalities in the context of a connective tissue disorder. To optimize health, the proper nutrition for collagen, the extra-cellular matrix (collagen glue), mast [...]
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Hydration Is Key Dysautonomia requires ongoing treatment Understanding dysautonomia You need water with electrolytes to get blood in the right place in your body. Dysautonomia is a “misfiring” of the cardiovascular system. A subset of dysautonomia is called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Hypovolemia is a term that [...]
EDS Dentists Here to Help We are looking forward to meeting you EDS Dental Care Experts Dr. William Shelton and Dr. Alexis Russell are the owners of Tulane Family Dentistry, an energetic, friendly, welcoming, vibrant dental office that serves to provide the highest quality dental care to our [...]
Hypermobile-Type, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Learn the basics of a common body-type Hypermobile-Type Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobile-type, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobile-type, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) is one of 13 subtypes, and is not rare. Connelly et al. report that thirty percent of the population is hypermobile and a large portion of this group [...]
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 one would expect [...]
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 [...]
Krewe Wellness An EDS Counselor who is here for you Our Star Ehlers-Danlos Counselor Kayla Scott is the Founder of Krewe Wellness I have always been accident prone and flexible. It wasn’t unusual for me to fall UP stairs (yes, I defy gravity) and lose balance [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]