How common is EDS in the UK?
The research, published in BMJ Open and led by Dr Joanne Demmler, found that 6021 individuals in the database had a diagnosis of either ‘EDS’ or ‘JHS’ which equated to approximately 1 in 500 people. The prevalence of EDS is generally quoted as 1 in 5000.
Is EDS a disability UK?
EDS UK is a professional member of the organisation Benefits and Work, which provides specialist guides to claiming Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance.
Can a GP diagnose EDS?
Your GP may refer you to a joint specialist (rheumatologist) if you have problems with your joints and they suspect EDS. If there’s a possibility you may have 1 of the rare types of EDS, your GP can refer you to your local genetics service for an assessment.
Does EDS get worse with age?
Many of the problems associated with EDS are progressive, meaning that they get worse over time.
Does Ehlers-Danlos shorten your life?
Patients with the classical and hypermobility forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have a normal life expectancy. About 80% of patients with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome will experience a major health event by age 40 and the life expectancy is shortened, with an average age of death of 48 years.
Is hypermobility always Ehlers Danlos?
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder that is caused by defects in a protein called collagen. It is generally considered the least severe form of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) although significant complications can occur.
Who funds first eds specialist nurse in the UK?
EDS UK funds first EDS specialist nurse. We are proud to announce that, in partnership with the NHS, we are jointly funding the world’s first EDS specialist nurse.
Why choose eds?
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How is eds managed day-to-day?
The day-to-day management of most types of EDS is based around the right kind of exercise, physiotherapy and pacing. Conditions linked to EDS Many other conditions commonly occur alongside hypermobile EDS (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD).
What do we do at DE&S?
We manage a vast range of complex projects to buy and support all the equipment and services that the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force need to operate effectively. We work closely with industry, including through partnering agreements and private finance initiatives. DE&S is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.