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Ehlers danloss symdrome?

Ehlers danloss symdrome?

"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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How to check for ehlers-danlos?

How to check for ehlers-danlos?

A few different docs: Diagnosis is typically clinical and based on exam findings. A medical genetics physician may be helpful in diagnosis if there is concern about an EDS type other than type 3. A physical medicine and rehabilitation physician would be best and helping to coordinate a plan for functional recovery. A rheumatologist would be helpful to look for other causes of joint pain such as an inflammatory disorder ...Read more

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What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Extreme joint laxity: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels. ...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 common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

How common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

1 per 5, 000: The combined incidence is estimate at one case per 5, 000 individuals. ...Read more

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How is ehlers-danlos syndrome painful?

How is ehlers-danlos syndrome painful?

It may not be: It may not be painful at all. It depends on the type you have and what systems are involved. If your joints are involved and are loose then this could increase their mobility and cause pain. Your evaluation will help explain this. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ehlers-danlos?

What does it mean to have ehlers-danlos?

Many things!: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, hyperelastic skin that bruises easily, and easily damaged blood vessels. There are six major types and at least five minor types of ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds). A variety of gene mutations (changes) cause problems with collagen, the material that provides strength and structure to skin, bone, blood vessels. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have ehlers danlos syndrome?

How to tell if I have ehlers danlos syndrome?

See details: You will have major increased flexibility of joints and increased elasticity of skin. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Usually none: The diagnosis is usually made on physical examination. Since it's not something that can be treated with a pill, there's seldom any need to find the exact gene responsible (and there are many different ones that can do it). For the very severe vascular form, a geneticist may confirm this, before or after birth. I know several docs with e-d. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Big answer: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a group of diseases with characteristic joint laxity, very lax skin, easy bruising and weakened blood vessels. There are several gene mutations for the various clinical pictures of this syndrome. Beyond that I would suggest you research a more indepth answer online. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Disorder of collagen: Ehlers-danlos syndrome is a common disorder of collagen structure that causes easy bruising and poor wound healing. Patients with this conditions have a soft, velvety skin that is hyperelastic, joins that are lax and they have unusual scarring.
There are 10 variants. The most serious form is associated with rupture of visceral organs. ...Read more

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What re worst risks from ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Bone abnormalities: Low bone density from eds can lead to problems healing fractures and have joint pain. Spine deformities such as kyphosis or scoliosis can also occur. Irritiable bowel syndrome and GI disturbances can also be problemmatic. Finally, nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel can occur along with known skin conditions, and blood disorders. Check with your physician to discuss fully. ...Read more

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How does ehlers-danlos syndrome affect lifestyle?

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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Could you explain what is ehlers danlos syndrome?

Connective tissue dz: Eds is a connective tissue disease. There are several subtypes based on clinical presentation, extent of disease, the type of collagen affected, and age. The disease is caused by abnormal collagen development. The abnormal collagen is more elastic or stretchy allowing hypermobility. The most common types cause joint hypermobility, skin stretch invests, or blood vessel problems. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of ehlers danlos syndrome causes?

Has anyone heard of ehlers danlos syndrome causes?

Genetics: Ehlers-danlos is a genetic condition. There are no other known causes. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have ehlers danlos syndrome?

How can you tell if you have ehlers danlos syndrome?

Hyperextensible skin: Most people with ehlers danlos syndrome have hyperexstensible skin. Requires evaluation by knowledgeable physician - eg - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are most common forms of ehlers danlos syndrome?

What are most common forms of ehlers danlos syndrome?

See ednf. Org: Classic, previously type I & ii & hypermobility, previously type iii are connective tissue disorders with skin fragility, hyperelastic skin, easy bruisability & joint hypermobility. Autosomal dominant inheritance (50% chance). Occasionally assoc. With intellectual disability, also scoliosis, mitral valve prolapse, early loss of teeth, premature rupture of membranes, premature delivery. ...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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What to do if I have ehlers danlos syndrome! Please help!?

See geneticist..: If you haven't already seen a genetics doctor, you should to make sure you have been diagnosed correctly. If you do have ehlers-danlos syndrome, you should be checked out by an ophthalmologist (for possible displaced lenses), cardiologist (possible heart problems), and physical therapist (for strengthening muscles without injury). Preventative regular visits for these problems are recommended. ...Read more

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What is ehlers - danlos syndrome and how can it be treated?

What is ehlers - danlos syndrome and how can it be treated?

See details: Eds is an inherited defect in the cross-linking of collagen molecules that leads to very flexible joints and skin. There is no treatment other than that which is directed at the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

Ehlers Danlos: Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a collection of genetic connective tissue disorders- characteristics include including hypermobile joints (joints that move in greater amounts than expected) and skin involvement, such as any of the following: soft, stretchy, saggy, too thin, easy bruising, easy wounding, poor wound healing and/or atrophic scaring. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people have ehlers-danlos syndrome? How common is this?

1 in 5, 000: The incidence of EDS is estimated to occur in 1 person in 5, 000. ...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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Is it possible to have symptoms of different types but not the full ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Spectrum of variety: Yes, it is possible to have several of the symptoms associated with eds and not have the formal syndrome. Many hyperlax individuals have severely loose joints (shoulder and knees are typical), yet they do not have formal eds. ...Read more

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

That would be: Highly unusual & unlikely, but, I suppose, not impossible. I couldn't find a case study of anyone with more than one type. ...Read more

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Should I get tested for ehlers danlos syndrome if I have a majority of the symptoms and are in my early 20?

Depends: Specific tests for Ehler-Danlos are expensive and not readily available and there are more than one type. Management depends more on clinical findings than tests. Usually other family members are involved. That said, if there is a medical school or foundation near you that is involved in testing for studies, etc., go ahead. ...Read more