Tag Archive: Men

Men's Health Week 2021

Men’s Health Month 2021

June is Men’s Health Month. Men can and do endure the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, hypermobility spectrum disorders, and associated symptoms and conditions. Even though EDS and HSD are underdiagnosed, they can
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My awareness mission

My name is Alexander VanHouten. I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and though living with pain and constant threat of injury every day is no walk in the park, I am thankful
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The long road to diagnosing HSD

It has taken a long time for my family to be diagnosed with hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD). We’ve been told different things by different geneticists, and we have symptoms that
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If only people understood

I’m Spencer, I’m 16 years old, and I have hEDS. I wanted to share my story, because I know that there isn’t a lot of visibility for the men out there
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ONE DAY AT A TIME

Today at age 39, I spend most my time just managing pain, looking for answers for a better quality of life and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. EDS has taken so many things away that I truly enjoyed it’s hard to retrain the brain into finding new hobbies and things to enjoy. When every single moment of every day is painful it takes the joy out of even the little things in life.
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THE QUIET SIDE OF EDS

My name is Jimmy and I’m currently a freshman in college studying management of information systems. When most people look at me, it’s hard to tell that I struggle with what could be classified as an “invisible disorder.” And yet, as I’ve since discovered, EDS and my associated conditions are all the more real and important.
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