Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting EDS and HSD Awareness Month, which raises awarness of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD).
The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that can be inherited and are varied both in how they affect the body and in their genetic causes. They are generally characterized by joint hypermobility (joints that stretch further than normal), skin hyperextensibility (skin that can be stretched further than normal), and tissue fragility.
Hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) are a group of conditions related to joint hypermobility (JH). HSD are intended to be diagnosed after other possible answers are excluded, such as any of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.
EDS and HSD Awareness Month is an initiative by the Ehlers-Danlos Society to raise awareness of these little understood conditions.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“EDS and HSD Awareness Month is a fantastic initiative by the Ehlers-Danlos Society.
“There is very little understanding of these conditions, so I’m really pleased that so much work has been done this May to increase awareness.
“I hope that EDS and HSD Awareness Month will lead not only to greater awareness of these conditions, but also improvements in research and treatment.”