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Dr. John Goldman
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Is it possible to have symptoms from several types of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Dr. John Goldman
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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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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


Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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What kind of disease is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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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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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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What sort of disorder is ehlers-danlos syndrome (e.D.S.)?

Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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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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Dr. Gloria l Ciccone
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What are the symptoms of ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Dr. Gloria l Ciccone
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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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Dr. Robert Lowe
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What to do if I have ehlers danlos syndrome! please help!?

Dr. Robert Lowe
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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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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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How does ehlers-danlos syndrome affect lifestyle?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
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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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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How can you tell if you have ehlers danlos syndrome?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What is ehlers - danlos syndrome and how can it be treated?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Can ehlers-danlos syndrome get worse?

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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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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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Has anyone heard of ehlers danlos syndrome causes?

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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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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