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Doctor insights on: Are There Dental Problems That Go Along With This Connective Tissue Disorder

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I've been diagnosed with pots and a connective tissue disorder. The cardiologist said this could explain years of problems and pain. A geneticist is next.This has been so difficult. What does it mean?

I've been diagnosed with pots and a connective tissue disorder. The cardiologist said this could explain years of problems and pain. A geneticist is next.This has been so difficult. What does it mean?

Need to seek causes: Pots & connective tissue disorder are syndromes that may partly explain your problems but the deeper question is what is the underlying cause of these. Western medicine doesn't know, but a holistic doctor can explore issues like adrenal fatigue, heavy metal toxicity, food allergies, nutrient deficiencies & chronic infections that may lead to your problems being cured rather than treating symptoms. ...Read more

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Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Likley: A combination of both in which genetics predispose you but a trigger or exposure which your body encounters turns on the autoantibodies. ...Read more

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What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disorder?

What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disorder?

Rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the specialist with the most in depth knowledge of connective tissue disorders. Caution: blood tests such as the rnp antibody do not diagnose mctd nor do they rule it out. The diagnosis must be made from the history and physical examination with blood tests playing a confirmatory role. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between anklyosing spondylitis and connective tissue disorders?

Is there a connection between anklyosing spondylitis and connective tissue disorders?

Not that i have Cn.: It is a specific disease with a blood marker hla-b27. Not associated with other disorders. ...Read more

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Is eds connective tissue disorder or what?

Is eds connective tissue disorder or what?

Yes: The disorder of eds is faulty or defective collagen. Therefore, it is a true connective disorder; but, it is not auto-immune nor is it inflammatory. It is a genetic abnormality. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for connective tissue disorder?

What are the treatments for connective tissue disorder?

Many and varied: There are many diseases considered as connective tissue diseases with varied symptoms and implications to health A disease may be mild severe or even life threatening. Treatment is based on the proper diagnosis of disease, the severity of the disease and the particular disease manifestations, all individualized to each patient ...Read more

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Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

No: Despite some "pop" claims, they're seldom related. Pectus has no relationship to "connective tissue disorders" like lupus and scleroderma. The relationship to Ehlers-Danlos is weak. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Mixed connective tissue disorder and exercise suggestions for maximum caloric burn?

Aqua jogging, bike: Exercise limitations associated with mixed connective tissue disorder can be very variable. Some people may be capable of near normal exercise including running, jogging on a treadmill, and planning impact sports. Other people may be much more limited. Good low impact options include aqua jogging, biking (either stationary or regular), swimming, elliptical, and stair climbing. Your choice. ...Read more

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Ana 1280 speckled what are all possible causes? Is there any way it could not be a connective tissue disorder?

Ana 1280 speckled what are all possible causes? Is there any way it could not be a connective tissue disorder?

See details: There are too many possible causes to even begin to list them. The ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. If your symptoms suggest a connective tissue disorder then the ANA is strong evidence confirming the diagnosis. If they do not, look for other causes. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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I've had a long history of medical probs. My dr. is bringing up possibility of a connective tissue disorder, possibly EDS. What can I expect w this?

I've had a long history of medical probs. My dr. is bringing up possibility of a connective tissue disorder, possibly EDS. What can I expect w this?

Testing: First your symptoms should be compatible with certain autoimmune diseases. Blood tests may be obtained to confirm the suspicion. If the blood tests are positive or suggestive, a rheumatology consult may be in order On the other hand, what do you mean by having multiple medical problems at your age? Sometimes these may just represent depression. Are you old enough to post questions here? ...Read more

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What connective tissue disorder do women have?

What connective tissue disorder do women have?

Connective Tissue : There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment. ...Read more

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What is a mixed connective tissue disorder like?

Connective Tissue : There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly is a mixed connective tissue disorder?

Combination: Combination of signs of a several connective tissue diseases associated with hand swelling and often specific antibodies. ...Read more

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Working out with weights ok in a connective tissue disorder?

Working out with weights ok in a connective tissue disorder?

Depends: It depends on which disease you have and how much weight you are using. But in moderate amounts, and as long as it doesn't cause any excessive pain, yes, you can use weights for training. ...Read more

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Tell me what you know about mixed connective tissue disorder?

Tell me what you know about mixed connective tissue disorder?

Mixed CT Disease: Lung problems. High blood pressure affecting the arteries in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension) is the most common cause of death in people with mixed connective tissue disease. Heart disease. Mixed connective tissue disease sometimes results in the enlargement of parts of the heart and inflammation around the heart. Kidney failure. The kidney damage caused by mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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What happens if mixed connective tissue disorder is untreated?

What happens if mixed connective tissue disorder is untreated?

Mixed Connective : Lung problems. High blood pressure affecting the arteries in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension) is the most common cause of death in people with mixed connective tissue disease. Heart disease. Mixed connective tissue disease sometimes results in the enlargement of parts of the heart and inflammation around the heart. Kidney failure. The kidney damage caused by mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more

Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more


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Connective Tissue Disorders (Definition)

Could be abnormal formation of connective tissue or an abnormal reaction to your connective tissue where your body forms antibodies against yourself ie autoimmune ...Read more