Does EDS affect muscles?

Does EDS affect muscles?

Patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type (EDS-HT) show considerably reduced lower extremity muscle strength and muscle strength endurance, which is reflected in a poorer functional performance. The muscle weakness may be due to muscle dysfunction rather than reduced muscle mass.

Does EDS cause body aches?

Chronic pain (pain that lasts a long time), is one of the major symptoms showing in patients with hEDS and is experienced by a very large proportion of hEDS patients. Chronic pain can often be a general body pain, affecting almost every part of the patient.

Can you have tight muscles with EDS?

A common question I hear from my patients and clients who have been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) is, “If my joints are so loose, why do I feel so tight?” A feeling of tightness of the muscles, often resulting in pain and discomfort is very common among those with …

Will I end up in a wheelchair with EDS?

Some patients with EDS may require specialized mobility devices, such as a wheelchair or a scooter, and a walker, crutches or a cane for mobility. However, care should be taken so that joints and other areas of the body affected by the disease are not injured by shifting weight when, say, walking with a cane or crutch.

Does EDS affect the eyes?

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome patients are prone to myopia and elongated eyes due to the stretching of the collagenous sclera.

Does anyone famous have Ehlers Danlos?

Australian singer/songwriter Sia (born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler), 43, is known for wearing elaborate wigs and headpieces that hide her face. However, the “Chandelier” singer is not hiding the fact that she was recently diagnosed with the connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Does EDS cause weak muscles?

It has recently been shown that muscle weakness occurs frequently in EDS, and that fatigue is a common and clinically important symptom. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between fatigue severity and subjective and objective measures of muscle weakness.