Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, it's important to prevent injuries and protect your skin and joints. Here are a few things you can do to safeguard yourself.

  • Avoid injury. Avoid contact sports, weightlifting and other activities that increase your risk of injury.
  • Reduce the clutter. To prevent falls and injuries at home, keep walkways and doorways clear of clutter. Avoid loose rugs and electric cords, which can increase your risk of tripping and falling.
  • Use mild soaps and sunscreen. To protect easily damaged skin and to guard against premature aging, use mild soaps and wear sunscreen when you're outside.
Sept. 20, 2012