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Foods to Avoid with POTS

Have you been wondering about foods to avoid with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)?   You’re in the right place!   This article walks through what foods may worsen POTS symptoms, plus shares some of the best foods for POTS as well.   As a registered dietitian with personal experience with POTS, I think it’s …

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Collagen Supplements for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility

Have you ever thought of taking collagen supplements for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?   Should people with Ehlers-Danlos Danlos Syndrome or joint hypermobility even take a collagen supplement?   Many people wonder if collagen supplements can help people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome since it’s considered a collagen disorder.   As a registered dietitian with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, I want …

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Electrolytes for POTS and Dysautonomia: A Comprehensive Guide

Have you been wondering why electrolytes are recommended for people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a type of dysautonomia?   You’re in the right place!   This article walks through how electrolytes can help people with POTS maintain good fluid balance and manage some symptoms. Let’s dive in! Electrolytes and fluid balance Electrolytes are …

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and IBS: Constipation, Gas, and Food Intolerances

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and GI Symtoms Have you been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?   You’re not alone!   Research shows that anywhere between 30-96% of people with hypermobility disorders (like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) struggle with at least one GI symptom.   Many people with EDS and hypermobility experience GI symptoms like …

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How Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Patients Can Optimize Muscle Growth and Recovery

Hypermobile patients are often advised to strengthen their muscles One of the main recommendations for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder is to strengthen the muscles around their hypermobile joints. Strengthening muscles is thought to help increase joint stability and decrease symptoms like muscle spasms and muscle pain. Anyone with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or …

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Inflammation, Food, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: What Patients Need to Know

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Inflammation When it comes to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and hypermobility, muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be more susceptible to being damaged or injured from everyday activities. This can lead to people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome experiencing inflammation.   When soft tissues are injured, they create pro-inflammatory signals that tell the body to start …

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Fatigue | Are These Three Nutrient Deficiencies Making it Worse?

    3 nutrient deficiencies that can worsen fatigue in people with Ehlers-Danlos and Joint Hypermobility Syndromes The most common symptom associated with nutritional deficiencies is fatigue. Because it’s very common for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome to experience fatigue, nutritional deficiencies often go undiagnosed. As a registered dietitian who works …

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