Understanding the Basics of Dysautonomia


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 means [...]

Understanding the Basics of Dysautonomia2023-06-25T15:49:26+00:00

Brief Overview of Hypermobile-Type, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


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 [...]

Brief Overview of Hypermobile-Type, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome2023-06-25T15:12:53+00:00

Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Choose Wisely Love your body, treat it right Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Kathy Garvey, MS, MBA, RD 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 [...]

Nutrition and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome2022-06-05T01:37:58+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

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 Healthy2022-06-05T01:17:24+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 mutations [...]

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 1012022-06-05T01:27:49+00:00
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