Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Discover a holistic approach to managing hypermobility, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), at Well Integrative Medicine.

What is hypermobility? What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?

While some individuals naturally exhibit flexibility, an excessive range of motion in joints and connective tissues, allowing these tissues to move beyond the typical limits (hypermobility) can be indicative of an underlying condition, such as Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD). If more significant, patient may be diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).  EDS in particular is a group of connective tissue disorders characterized by joint hypermobility, skin that is often soft and elastic, and various other manifestations affecting other organ systems to a greater or lesser degree due to collagen and connective tissue abnormalities.

Collagen, a crucial protein in the body, provides structural support to tissues, and when its integrity is compromised in individuals with hypermobility, it can lead to a spectrum of symptoms ranging from joint instability and chronic pain to skin fragility and vascular issues among others. 

How can Well Integrative Medicine help me?

Dr. Weiler and the team at Well Integrative Medicine offer a promising avenue of support for individuals grappling with hypermobility disorders including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Unlike conventional medicine, which often focuses primarily on symptom management for this chronic condition, functional medicine delves into the underlying factors that may exacerbate these conditions. By conducting comprehensive assessments that may include an evaluation of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, Dr. Weiler tailors a personalized treatment plan to address the root causes for each patient.

For individuals with hypermobility disorders (for some this may be diagnosed as EDS) this approach involves targeted interventions to support collagen production, strengthening muscles around hypermobile joints and alleviating symptoms due to connective tissue and joint instability which often manifests as chronic pain. Additionally, functional medicine emphasizes holistic care, incorporating nutritional strategies, lifestyle modifications, and therapies that support the body to improve overall well-being.

By offering a thorough understanding of an individual’s unique physiology, functional medicine empowers patients to take an active role in their own health journey, fostering resilience and enhancing the quality of life for those navigating the complexities of hypermobility, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

Request a consultation at Well Integrative Medicine in Chicago

Discover a holistic approach to managing hypermobility, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), at Well Integrative Medicine, your trusted functional medicine practice in the Chicago area. If you’re experiencing joint hypermobility, chronic pain, or suspect you may have EDS, we’re here to provide personalized care that goes beyond symptom management. Our expert team specializes in identifying causes that contribute to hypermobility disorders and EDS. We tailor individualized treatment plans to enhance joint stability, strengthen muscles surrounding joints and connective tissues and improve overall well-being. Don’t let these conditions dictate your quality of life—take the first step towards personalized care by calling us at 773-784-7000 today.


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