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EXERCISE FOR #FIBROMYALGIA & HYPERMOBILITY SPECTRUM DISORDER (#HSD) 1/4/2020:
@EmLyWill: “Androgens seem to promote growth and maintenance of connective tissues like tendons and muscles. Estrogen promotes similar growth but also rapid turnover-- something not seen with androgens. So musculoskeletal connective tissue will simply be weaker in females”.
“Deconditioning also lowers testosterone further decreasing muscle mass creating a challenging viscous cycle! Regaining lean mass is crucial in #ehlersdanlossyndromes and any #pain condition!”
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#IBS & #TMJ: an interesting essay showing why these seeming separate disorders are related; with emphasis on TMJ etiology.
Relation of IBS & TMJ: The nexus is hyper-mobile joints. TMJ occurs in TM joint of face uppermost in people who chronically tilt head; oft associated w. scoliosis (common in #HSD) & d/t Masseter muscle spasm attempting to maintain normal dental occlusion.
#IBS is associated with ligament laxity of SIJ & autonomic nervous system impingement within contiguous presacral plexus, which tracts to intestine; #IBS is a #dysautonomia. These are my clinical observations and theories
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“Hip” is socket (acetabulum) where femur (upper leg bone) inserts into pelvis (ilium/ischium). If hip were to dislocate, person would have excruciating pain & be unable to stand/walk. Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is 17 cm square in area; vs. ilium & sacrum/coccyx (tail bone)....
SIJ commonly subluxes in pwHSD, generating painful ligament stretch interpreted as low back/hip pain in 13-30% pwLow Back Pain. When SIJ subluxes, Ilium rotates CW or CCW around a virtual transverse axis from Right to Left & through both mid-SIJs ....
Rotation of Ilium relative to Sacrum creates an oblique relationship of contours of the two bones. In a lean person, & depending on whether there is a CW or CCW rotation, the tail bone can appear to become stationed closer to the hip region on that side....
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CARDIOLOGY & #HSD & #PANIC ATTACKS

pwHSD=persons with HSD
HSD=Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
MVP=Mitral Valve Prolapse
PA=Panic Attack
For decades, doctors have been aware of a relationship vs. Mitral Valve Prolapse & Anxiety Attacks. Lack of physiologic understanding caused many sufferers to be labeled “psychologic”.
In these patients who had frequent Panic Attacks, the primary etiologic factor was oft regarded to be an anxiety-infused mind driven by a“hysteria”.
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DIAGNOSIS: FM, hEDS, & HSD
#Fibromyalgia, #HSD, & #hEDS are subjects of this Twitter Thread. I am a General Medical Doctor who encounters these types of patients.
Undoubtedly, #HSD & #hEDS have genetic underpinnings. My speculation is that the majority, but not all, of the #fibromyalgia patients have clinically manifest joint hyper-mobility & genetic variations as part-cause of their disorders. Below I suggest a study of this matter.
Besides the usual Beighton hyperextensions, clinical manifestations of hyper-mobility include scoliosis (vertebral spine disks are specialized ligaments) & Genu valgus & varum, but that is not all ...
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