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Ehlers Danlos Syndromes

Ehlers Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a group of conditions that cause an abnormality with connective tissues which make them more flexible.

EDS is thought to affect 1 in 200-500 people, however most are mild or even undiagnosed.

Ehlers Danlos Syndromes Treatment

Whilst there is no cure for Ehlers Danlos syndromes (EDS), the goal of treatment is for symptom control. This mainly includes physiotherapy to develop muscle strength and balance.

Pain management in EDS is poorly understood, however most people get benefit from regular pain killers such as anti-inflammatory medications. Other medications such as opioids (e.g. codeine, tramadol and morphine) may be used in conjunction to control severe pain.

Medicinal cannabis can be considered when first line therapies have not achieved adequate pain control.