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Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder (HSD) versus Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Did you know there are 13 types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?! And that they don't all involve hypermobility?

This also means that people can be hypermobile, or have Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder (HSD) without Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS).

If you're like me and don't have access to medical care and testing, you may be interested in taking a look at some of the requirements to get a better understanding of your own body, so I've pulled some resources that you can review.

As of yet, the only that doesn't have a direct cause is hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which looks like it has been a category since 2017.


Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Here is an overview of all of the EDS classifications as well as diagnostic criteria.

Read a little about the history of EDS

Check this one out for a breakdown of types


Hypermobile Spectrum Disorder

Am I hypermobile?


HSD vs hEDS - Which is it?!

This is one of my favorites to more easily understand the diagnostic differences between hEDS and HSD if you're exploring for yourself.

More on HSD vs hEDS here and here


Hope this was helpful.

Stay regulated,



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