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Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Always speak with MD: If you are referring to ehlers-danlos syndrome, it depends on whether you have one of the more serious subtypes or one of the benign subtypes. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

They test different vessels: They're testing different blood vessels than the ones people with ed have involved. There are different types of blood vessels. Some are different by size, some are different by composition, some are different by function. The ones involved in ed cannot be measured. ...Read more

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Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

EDS: Can you specify what eds stands for? Some abbreviations mean different things to different people. ...Read more

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Are there drugs that vascular eds patients should avoid? What is the best pain reliever for kids?

Are there drugs that vascular eds patients should avoid? What is the best pain reliever for kids?

Nitrates/tylenol: Eds pts should avoid nitrates when using eds drugs such as viagra. Children are usually given tylenol (acetaminophen) based on safety over many years. However all forms of analgesics can be use in children depending on the circumstance. All doses will need adjustment. ...Read more

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What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

EDS has surgery risk: Ehlers danlos syndrome (eds) is a connective tissue disorder that has many subtypes. In type 3 eds, joint overextensibility can cause serious orthopedic issues.In eds of any type, anesthetic & surgical complications, while rare, are more common than in someone without eds, including blood vessel rupture, hemorrhage, and airway and neck damage.Type of lumbar fusion doesn't seem to affect these issues. ...Read more

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What is the best way to find a good pain management physician? I am not looking to just take meds. want holistic care. complicated patient EDS & CMT

What is the best way to find a good pain management physician? I am not looking to just take meds. want holistic care. complicated patient EDS & CMT

University Hospital: Go to a reputable university hospital where pain doctors can collaborate with many specialists in the care of complex pain patients. ...Read more

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How common is bilateral hip dysplasia in EDS patients. Both hips dislocate when ever I relax my gluteus muscles. I am in severe pain. ?

How common is bilateral hip dysplasia in EDS patients. Both hips dislocate when ever I relax my gluteus muscles. I am in severe pain. ?

Not that uncommon: EDS I autosomal dom includes marked skin involvement (hyperextensibility,generalized joint hypermobility and complications (dislocations, subluxations, pes planus), muscular hypotonia, and delayed motor development. arthrochalasic type 7 autos dom characterized by severe generalized joint hypermobility with recurrent subluxations and congenital hip dislocation. Short stature due to kyphoscoliosis ...Read more

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Is it normal for a patient to request stress testing, ecg, echo, and other tests twice in a year if the patient gets more cardiac symptoms after test?

Is it normal for a patient to request stress testing, ecg, echo, and other tests twice in a year if the patient gets more cardiac symptoms after test?

No: You have a test performed to confirm a suspected diagnosis. Tests should not be done as a fishing expedition to see let's see now what we can find now. And tests always have to be interpreted within a margin of error. They are not perfect. They are guideposts to help a doctor in thinking about what may be going on with his patient. What the patient tells the doc is the key! ...Read more