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I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.

Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Hypermobility Syndrome (Definition)

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Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

Can you pass on hypermobility syndrome?

Yes: There are several genetically inherited forms of hypermobility in joints such as ehler's danlos or marfan's. It would be important to find out if you have an identifiable genetic defect or if this is simply a trait. ...Read more

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What can help hypermobility syndrome?

What can help hypermobility syndrome?

Many options: Hypermobility syndromes treatments include physical therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma (prp) therapy. The goal of these treatments are to restrict the range of motion across a hypermobile joint. Prolotherapy and prp are injections that can be done typically by a sports medicine or pain specialist that is trained in the procedure. Stem cell prp therapy is the latest that can help. ...Read more

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How common is hypermobility syndrome?

Depends: The genetic type of hyper-mobility syndrome is rare. Sometimes post traumatic hyper-mobility is the result if ligament and joint injury, and can be treated by injection, therapy, splinting, and the newest laser therapies. People with weakness (like old polio or diabetes) can traumatize a joint by the way they walk, making the hyper-mobility progressive. ...Read more

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Could hypermobility syndrome be cured?

No: No it can not be cured, however they are things that can be done to help with it. ...Read more

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What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

Hyperflexible joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hypermobility syndrome?

Brighton Criteria: Most physicians will utilize the Brighton Criteria for diagnosis of JHS. Various criteria are needed for a diagnosis and the major criteria include: - A Beighton score of 4/9 or greater (either currently or historically) - Arthralgia for longer than 3 months in 4 or more joints Here is a website for the full criteria: http://hypermobility.org/help-advice/hypermobility-syndromes/the-brighton-scor ...Read more

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What are the tests for hypermobility syndrome?

What are the tests for hypermobility syndrome?

Beighton criteria: Major criteria •a beighton score of 4+/9 •arthralgia > 3 m in 4 or more joints minor criteria •beighton score of 1-3/9 •arthralgia (> 3 m) in 1-3 joints or back pain (> 3 m), spondylosis, -lysis -listhesis •dislocation/subluxation in > 1 joint, or in 1 joint > 1 occasion •soft tissue rheumatism. > 3 lesions •marfanoid habitus •abnl skin •eye signs •varicose veins, hernia, uterine prolapse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Loose Joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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If I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Hypermobility: Hypermobility can occur with various rheumatological conditions. A good evaluation by a rheumatologist will give you your options for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I address a benign hypermobility syndrome?

Exercise: Hyper-mobility usually is related to the supporting and connecting soft tissues. The only control we have short of surgical tightening procedures is to learn about our condition and regularly practice muscle stabilization exercises so that they will reinforce the loose ligaments, capsules, etc. See an experienced physical therapist who can outline a customized program. ...Read more

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What is hypermobility syndrome and how is it treated?

Not Much: This due to the joints being more flexible than the average.These kids are commonly called " double jointed"there is no serious problem other than joint aches and pains. ...Read more

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Can you help me ease the pain of hypermobility syndrome?

Can you help me ease the pain of hypermobility syndrome?

Exercise: Evidence on effective treatments in JHS is variable but overall it seems that an exercise program focused on increasing aerobic capacity, maintaining good dynamic control, and improving proprioception tend to be the most successful. Meeting with a physical therapist who can help put together a safe and effective program would be ideal. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Please help! I have hypermobility syndrome, what can I do?

Strength training: This condition features joints that easily move beyond normal range expected for a particular joint. It is estimated that 10%-15% of normal children have hypermobile joints or joints that can move beyond the normal range of motion. Typically a benign condition, but can be problematic during certain activities or sports. Strength training and bracing the affected joint can both be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypermobility syndrome?

Loosey Goosey.: Described as a condition where joints are able to move loosely beyond their normal range of motion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypermobility syndrome. anything that can help ease the pain?

What to do if I have hypermobility syndrome. anything that can help ease the pain?

Exercise: Evidence on effective treatments in JHS is variable but overall it seems that an exercise program focused on increasing aerobic capacity, maintaining good dynamic control, and improving proprioception tend to be the most successful. Meeting with a physical therapist who can help put together a safe and effective program would be ideal. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypermobility syndrome?

Naturally: Question about the best treatment for Hypermobility Syndrome. This is a natural condition found mostly in females, and which benefits successful childbirth. Unfortunately, obesity, mechanical joint injuries, and childbirth can potentiate several chronic pain conditions & Fibromyalgia. See comments: ...Read more

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Can my 2yr old be diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome at this age?

Yes, but no tests: Hyper-mobility results from lax ligaments. It could be a genetic factor making the ligaments easily stretchable. It could diagnosed by an experienced pediatrician by examining the extent of joint mobility beyond normal. ...Read more

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