1. Generalized muscle weakness:
Patients with EDS often experience generalized muscle weakness. This can make it difficult to participate in activities that require strenuous movement, and can also lead to fatigue.
2. Poor endurance or stamina:
People with EDSoften tire easily and have difficulty completing tasks that require extended physical activity.
3. Difficulty breathing, especially during activity:
Many people with EDS experience shortness of breath and difficulty breathing during periods of physical activity. This can be a sign that the lungs are not getting enough oxygen.
4. Chest pain:
Some people with EDS experience chest pain, which can be a sign that the heart is not working properly
5. Shortness of breath with minimal activity:
In addition to having difficulty breathing during strenuous activity, people with eds may also find themselves short of breath even when performing light activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.
6. Feeling faint or lightheaded during periods of standing or extended activity:
Many people with eds feel lightheaded or dizzy when they stand for extended periods of time or participate in activities that require a lot of energy. This is because standing up for a long time can cause blood to pool in the legs, leading to a decrease in blood pressure and a feeling of lightheadedness.
7. Swelling in the feet and ankles:
People with EDS often experience swelling in their feet and ankles, especially if they are inactive or have other health conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.
8. Unexplained weight gain or loss:
Some people with EDS unexpectedly lose or gain weight without any changes in their diet or exercise habits. Weight change can be a sign that something is wrong with the body's metabolism.
9. Slow heart rate (bradycardia):
A slow heart rate is common among people with EDS. This can lead to feelings of fatigue and weakness, and can also increase the risk for heart rhythm problems.
10. Lack of energy:
People with EDS often feel fatigued and lack energy, even if they get adequate rest. This can make it difficult to complete everyday tasks.