EDS is a genetic disorder of collagen that can cause a large number of problems. Although thought to be very rare by many physicians, it turns out EDS is quite common. It affects primarily women, starting in childhood or young adulthood.
Common manifestations of EDS include joint pain, joint dislocations, migraines, gastrointestinal problems, numbness, and unpredictable allergic reactions. Many patients develop postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a condition characterized by dizziness with standing or exertion.
Dr. Saperstein has diagnosed and treated over 1,500 patients with EDS and POTS. He and his team at the Center provide care for the numerous complications of EDS: joint pain, headaches, POTS, GI problems, and mast cell activation syndrome.