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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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Can weak foot arches cause calf cramping? I have eds 3 and was thinking my sciatica was caus but noticed arch in that foot collapses with weight on it

Can weak foot arches cause calf cramping? I have eds 3 and was thinking my sciatica was caus but noticed arch in that foot collapses with weight on it

Its All Related: Back is related to how the arch fell in your foot resulting in knee joints changing position that results in hip issues then translating to stress in your spine resulting in pieced nerves causing your sciatica. Thats said, likely improving your arch with support/orthotic will help reduce the back pain. Remember this will not happen overnight but will take time and your feet will hurt initially. ...Read more

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Is foot bruising related to chiari malformation, they have been tingling and now look bruised ?

Is foot bruising related to chiari malformation, they have been tingling and now look bruised ?

Bruising of the feet: Chiari Malformation is a congenital malformation with defects in the cerebelium--the part of the brain that controls balance and cooordination; symptoms are usually muscle weakness, numbness, headaches, and balance problems if you are having numbness it is possible to sprain your ankle without felling the injury--this could result in your bruising----CM does not directly cause bruising ...Read more

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My womb baby has fetal head lemon shaped, spinabifida, chari malformation type 2 n rt foot is clubed. What shhlould i suppose to do?

My womb baby has fetal head lemon shaped, spinabifida, chari malformation type 2 n rt foot is clubed. What shhlould i suppose to do?

Keep appt with : Your high risk OB specialist. Ask which type of spina bifida you have, most of your issues can be handled at the local children's hospital. ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation kill you? I have eds hypermobility, pots, syrinx. Suspecting chiari malformation and i just found out i'm pregnant i'm scared

Can chiari malformation kill you? I have eds hypermobility, pots,  syrinx. Suspecting chiari malformation and i just found out i'm pregnant i'm scared

Please dont be scare: Chiari i malformation is not life threatening and can be conservatively managed in most cases. Congratulations on your pregnancy- please enjoy it rather than worry as your mental state has an impact on the growing fetus. Good luck and well wishes! ...Read more

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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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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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