I’m currently looking into this also. Myself and my eldest daughter have been diagnosed with EDS III, my son has too and he also has Chiari Malformation. Which leave my other two daughters that have a one in two chance of having EDS also.
My youngest un diagnosed daughter has gained weight in the last few years, especially around her tummy thou none if us are larger builds, her diet is fairly good and she is active. She also has other symptoms like developing severe allergies with mild anaphylaxis reactions to things she wasn’t allergic to before,
Mild Scoliosis, weak stomach muscles, weak hand muscles whilst writing, she has always had mild eczema and has developed mild asthma, pale skin, visible veins , darkening of skin on knees and elbows and starting to click and clack in joints
Our Paed checked for diabetes but got the all clear though tests did show high cholesterol at age 8, we then saw a dietician who suggests its familial as I have this also.
I’m really starting to agree with the metabolic syndrome and mast cell activation as a big cause to all of these issues, as they are commonly mentioned with EDS. we have an upcoming follow up appointment so I want to ask for more tests. If you have any suggestions on what I should be checking I would love to hear them. I am thinking along the lines of thyroid, cortisol, vitamin deficiencies ?
Thanks in advance