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How do you get eds?

How do you get eds?

Genetic!: You are born with it. It (several variants) are genetically acquired and in the patient's dna. It not acquired! treatments are symptomatic. There are no cures. ...Read more

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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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What are the manifestations associated with eds?

What are the manifestations associated with eds?

EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness is exactly that. People typically will be tired during the day, fall asleep easily during activities that they should not falls asleep and may have a hard time staying awake while driving. It is also the diagnosis we typically use for patients so that they can qualify for a sleep study when we have concerns about sleep apnea. Sleep studies can be $2-4k tests. ...Read more

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What is ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

"Ehlers–Danlos": Ehlers–danlos syndrome (also known as "cutis hyperelastica") is an inherited tissue disorder caused by a defect in the body's synthesis of collagen. Collagen in connective tissue helps tissues to resist deformation. In the skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and organs, collagen plays a very significant role and with increased elasticity or "stretchiness" they may not work right. ...Read more

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Do people with eds have more hernias?

Do people with eds have more hernias?

Yes: I presume you mean ehlers-danlos syndrome, and yes, patients with this connective tissue disorder are more probe to hernia formation. ...Read more

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Can i have eds and lupus at the same time?

Yes.: EDS has 11 types, all hereditary,all with gene mutations causing problems with collagen in skin,bone,blood vessels.Symptoms include stretchy easily bruised skin, double jointedness,back pain,flat feet,early arthritis,etc. Lupus, an autoimmune disease, requires 4 of 11criteria.MalarorDiscoidrash,Photosensitivity,OralUlcers,Arthritis,Serositis,KidneyDz,Neurologic Sx's,Blood abn,immunologic,ANA. ...Read more

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What does injection treatment for eds involve?

Mitochondrialsupport: Many enzymatic cofactors necessary for mitochondrial energy production, as well as antioxidants to clear up the free radicals which are produced by the working mitochondria which would otherwise injure them. Cofactors commonly injected include L-carntine (Carnitor)_ and vitamin B12, and a mix inositol, choline, and folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

What's the difference between Marfan syndrome and eds?

Stature and heart: Marfans people are tall, skinny, with valve problems, joint instability, but also have aortic problems. Ehlers danlos has hypermobility, subluxations, but also certain types of eds have tissue fragility, spontaneous pneumothorax, joint subluxation, and has difficulty healing. ...Read more

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Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?

Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?

Yes: Pima indians of the desert southwestern us live where food is scarce. Therefore, a gene that makes food storage into fat very efficient so that they survive the desert. Taken out of the desert, and fed a standard american diet, they will gain weight. Similar genes are certainly present that will soon be described once the human genome is fully known. ...Read more