What else should I know about joint hypermobility syndrome?

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Although most people joint hypermobility syndrome will only experience a few symptoms, others may have hypermobility as part of a more serious condition, such as:

  • osteogenesis imperfecta, which causes bones to become fragile
  • Marfan’s syndrome, which involves the heart, eyes and blood vessels
  • Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS), which is the most difficult to diagnose because there are many different types. The most severe form causes weakness of the major blood vessels, which may swell (this is called an aneurysm).

The symptoms of these conditions may have a large impact on everyday life. Also, some people may find that they are greatly affected by the symptoms of joint hypermobility syndrome, to the point where everyday tasks become difficult to manage.

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