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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)

Hypermobility syndrome, also known as double-jointedness, is a condition with increased flexibility at one or several joints often leading to ...Read more


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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?

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