EDS is a connective tissue disorder characterized by weakened connective tissues of your body. These are things like tendons and ligaments that hold parts of your body together. EDS can make your joints loose and your skin thin and easily bruised. It also can weaken blood vessels and organs.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a rare illness and is genetic. There is no cure. There are limited treatments to improve the quality of life of those afflicted. Doctors are often told in medical school “if you hear hoofbeats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra. Look for the horse,” to remind them to look for the most obvious diagnosis first. The zebra is the symbol for EDS because WE ARE the zebras.
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