Understanding Hypermobility & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Understanding Hypermobility & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Hypermobility, often considered a physical characteristic, has more implications on overall wellbeing than many realize. In this podcast episode, Dr. Aaron Hartman shares the complexity of hypermobility, its connection to our overall health, and the significance of clean makeup.

What is Hypermobility?

Hypermobility goes beyond just "flexibility" - it encompasses a multifaceted connective tissue disorder that can significantly impact numerous other health concerns.

Normally, connective tissues serve multiple essential roles in the body, such as provide insulation for our neurological systems, and anchor our organs and bones securely in place. These tissues are KEY in maintaining our hormonal balance and regulating sleep patterns, and when a person has hypermobility, it can affect functions within the body, causing issues ranging from sleep apnea to hormonal imbalances.

Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a severe case of hypermobility, often misdiagnosed due to its complicated nature, making it even challenging for affected individuals to receive the care they need. 

Despite challenges faced when diagnosed with EDS, when equipped with the right knowledge and resources, those with EDS often show significant improvement. And with proper coaching and tailored care, this can allow them to thrive in various sports and physical activities, disproving many misconceptions about the condition's limitations.

Awareness is key, and by shedding light on EDS, we can create a more informed and understanding community, promoting early diagnosis and ensuring that those struggling with this condition get the support and treatment needed. The journey with EDS might be filled with obstacles, but with the right approach and support, affected individuals can lead fulfilling, active lives.

Diet, Lyme, Mold, and Hypermobility

In this episode, Dr. Hartman highlights how Lyme disease and exposure to mold can magnify symptoms in people with hypermobility by causing an overactive immune response, which can exacerbate hypermobility symptoms. He emphasizes the need for a holistic approach in understanding and treating these conditions.

When it comes to managing hypermobility and disorders with hypermobility, diet plays a significant role. Dr. Hartman discusses how a carnivore diet can be beneficial for patients with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). He also touches on how malnourishment can lead to an increased risk of sleep apnea, highlighting the connection between nutrition and overall health.

Unpacking the Mysteries of Hypermobility

While hypermobility can lead to various health challenges, Dr. Hartman emphasizes the importance of patients taking control of their health. He recommends adopting a healthy diet, incorporating essential supplements, and practicing mind-body techniques. He also suggests consulting with professionals who specialize in managing conditions related to hypermobility.

Understanding hypermobility is a step towards comprehensive wellness. Through conversations like these, we can better comprehend the complexities of our bodies and work towards a healthier future.

Join Dr. Aaron Hartman and delve into these critical topics. Tune into this episode for invaluable insights that could be a game-changer in your health journey.