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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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What treatments for ehlers-danlos syndrome can I try at home?

What treatments for ehlers-danlos syndrome can I try at home?

None: There are several kinds of eh, er danlos and there is no alternative treatment. Evaluation of type and extent is necessary to monitor possible internal involvement in certain cases such as heart valve abnormalities. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Definition)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by hypermobile joints, very elastic or stretchy skin that bruises easily, and other abnormalities. It is caused by defects in collagen, an important structural protein that is responsible for the strength of many different types of tissue including skin, ...Read more


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Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Treat symptoms: While there is no cure for this inherited disorder, it is worth determining which of the 6 types the affected person has. This may guide the needs for cardiac evaluation for valvular or vascular problems, eye exams for vision problem such as lens dislocation, or high-risk obstetric care. ...Read more

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I was given a diagnosis of ehlers danlos syndrome? What are the treatment options for this?

I was given a diagnosis of ehlers danlos syndrome? What are the treatment options for this?

Not many: There are no specific treatments. Options such as pain meds or splinting are reserved for severe cases. ...Read more

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Can ehlers-danlos syndrome get worse?

Can ehlers-danlos syndrome get worse?

Yes it can: Because of the tendom laxicity, joints may not be as stable as normal joints. That can lead to increased risk of osteoarthritis particularly in larger joints such as the shoulder, hips, and knees. There may also be complications of chronic joint dislocation and chronic pain. The disease itself should not lead to any specific inflammatory diseases such as lupus or ra. ...Read more

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How does ehlers-danlos syndrome affect lifestyle?

Skin and Joints: Affects mostly the skin and joints but also the cardio-vascular system (e.g. Heart and large vessels). ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is ehlers-danlos syndrome (e.D.S.)?

What sort of disorder is ehlers-danlos syndrome (e.D.S.)?

Skin/joints stretch: In this disorder there is a deficiency of collagen in the body. Problems include skin hyperelasticity (very stretchy) and joint hypermobility ("double jointed"). Also those people affected have fragile skin and blood vessels. There are 6 forms of ehlers-danlos syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms from several types of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Usually - one type: There are a variety of types as you note and most of the time this is the benign hypermobility type. It is genetic and you may have relatives also wiht it. Each type can have a variety of manifesations and so people with the same type can have different symptoms. Exercise is an improtant stabilizer and you need to be doing this. ...Read more

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