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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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Good Afternoon, First of all, I would like to ask you if you are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility type)? I was diagnosed with hEDS in 2011 by Geneticist LaDonna Immken, M.D. here in Austin. Often I have questions and my PCP and other

Good Afternoon,
First of all, I would like to ask you if you are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility type)?  I was diagnosed with hEDS in 2011 by Geneticist LaDonna Immken, M.D. here in Austin.  Often I have questions and my PCP and other

Hypermobility: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III (EDS Type III, hypermobility type) typically presents with loose ligaments and flexible joints. This can cause joint pain after activity. The skin is not usually overly stretchy. Type III are not subject to the usual complications of more serious types of EDS. A normal lifestyle is expected. ...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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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 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 the worst risks from ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What re the 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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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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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 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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I need a specialist for Ehlers Danlos syndrome for adults. Suggestions?

I need a specialist for Ehlers Danlos syndrome for adults. Suggestions?

A few different docs: 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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Ehlers danlos syndrome and fatigue, how are these related?

Ehlers danlos syndrome and fatigue, how are these related?

Depends: It depends on the type of Ehler-Danlos. Some can involve the heart and blood vessels, with mitral valve prolapse, aortic aneurysm and mid-sized arteries, the gastrointestinal tract, the skin and other organs. Proper examinations can give information regarding fatigue and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Are headaches and migraine related to ehlers-danlos syndrome?

See Neurologist: I don't know of an association in general but in vascular eds. There is a tendency for blood vessels to burst. You need to see your doctor to see if you might have this involvement from eds. Anyone with eds can garden variety migraines but you need to get the headaches checked out. ...Read more

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How can I manage my skin from affects of lupus and ehlers danlos syndrome?

How can I manage my skin from affects of lupus and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Lupus Management: Only a dermatologist or rheumatologist can manage lupus and ehlers-danlos syndrome. Seek one out. . . Do it soon! ...Read more

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If I have Ehlers- Danlos syndrome, what should I use to stabilize my joints?

Individualize: Ehlers-Danlos ranges from trivial to very serious. If you need to ask, see about getting with a physician who specializes in rehab medicine, braces and so forth and learn about the field and decide what's right. ...Read more

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Can you have ehlers-danlos syndrome without a parent knowing they having it? Anonymous donor child.

Absolutely: This condition often occurs without the patients knowledge. Because there are may differents patterns of this problem from mild to severe. ...Read more

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Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Maybe: Ehlers-danlos is a complex genetic disease that affects joints and tissues that use cartilage — like blood vessels. I would discuss your concerns with your MD as I don't know what your risks are for this condition.

http://www.medicinenet.com/ehlers-danlos_syndrome/article.htm ...Read more

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I would like advice on ehlers danlos syndrome and chronic pain I have so much pain I am finding it hard not to think of killing myself I can't cope!

I would like advice on ehlers danlos syndrome and chronic pain I have so much pain I am finding it hard not to think of killing myself I can't cope!

Ehlers-Danlos syndro: If over-the-counter pain relievers — such as Ibuprofen (advil, Motrin ib, others) and Naproxen (aleve) — aren't enough, your doctor may prescribe stronger medications for your joint or muscle pain. Have your doc help with keeping your blood pressure low. Exercises to strengthen the muscles around a joint can help stabilize the joint. There are specific braces avail to help prevent joint dislocations. ...Read more

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If I happened to have thin, translucent skin that was caused by vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, would my skin have been that way since I was a child?

If I happened to have thin, translucent skin that was caused by vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, would my skin have been that way since I was a child?

May occur : The thin skin is part of Ehlers-Danlos. It is called cutest Lexus. However, as we mature there can be increased thinning. Part of it also depends on the type of Ehlers-Danlos you as there are many genetics subtypes ...Read more

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I have a rheumatologist. In Ontario Canada there are few rheumatologists that can even spell Ehlers Danlos syndrome. What kind of Dr should I look for?

A few different docs: 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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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 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