Updated: Sep 15
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.
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.
Hope this was helpful.