Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

EDS and Puberty

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of rare genetic disorders that affects the connective tissues that provide structural support to organs and other tissues in the body. It results in unusually mobile joints and soft, stretchy skin. EDS tends to occur more frequently in girls and women. How does…

Ehlers-Danlos Society Raising Awareness on Hypermobility Among Dancers, Gymnasts, Acrobats

The Ehlers-Danlos Society is launching an awareness campaign about hypermobility in athletics — especially in the dance, gymnastics, and acrobatic communities — to help families understand the challenges of having a super-flexible body. The global initiative started in May, which is recognized as Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month. For highly flexible athletes in demanding…