November 5, 2019
New research shows hEDS and HSD 10 times more common than previously thought
New research published today suggests hypermobile EDS (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD), previously known as joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS), are 10 times more common than previously thought. Researchers from Swansea and Cardiff universities looked at combined medical records from GP practices and hospital admissions in Wales over a period of 27 years, from 1990 to 2017.
October 11, 2019
Ehlers-Danlos Support UK mentioned in parliamentary debate
Following Healthwatch Calderdale’s report into the experiences of adults with hypermobility syndromes published in July, the MP for Calder Valley, Craig Whittaker tabled a debate in parliament on Monday 7 October highlighting the findings of the report and calling for action.
September 5, 2019
EDS UK responds to BSR guidance on problem hypermobility in children
We have responded today, with the HMSA, to the guidance published recently by the British Society of Rheumatology on managing symptomatic hypermobility in children and young people. Having supported families affected by Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and the newly redefined hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) for over thirty years, we were disappointed not to have the opportunity to comment on the guidance before it was published. We found the guidance to be inaccurate and unhelpful in several areas.
August 8, 2019
Healthwatch reports on experiences of people with hEDS and HSD
Healthwatch Calderdale has published a report of the experiences of people with hypermobility-related disorders across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Two hundred and fifty people took part in the survey-based study.
July 11, 2019
Wheelchairs for young people with EDS
Thanks to the generous support of The Sandhu Charitable Foundation we are pleased to announce that we will be working with Variety, the Children’s Charity , to make wheelchairs available for children with EDS and related conditions. Applications for funding can be made by a professional, parents or the young person themselves but must be supported in writing by an appropriately qualified professional.
May 31, 2019
Mast cell activation expert Dr Lawrence Afrin to talk in London in November
The Academy of Nutritional Medicine is hosting mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) expert Dr Lawrence B. Afrin MD as part of its annual conference in London on Sunday 17th November 2019. The conference is open to anyone, with discounted tickets for patients.