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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
Possibly: However, the hallmark of eds is increased extensibility of joints. If you do not have this, you do not have eds. ...Read more
Is it possible to have extra stretchy skin without having some serious underlying condition like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or Marfan Syndrome?
Can my cousin with ehlers danlos syndrome live a full life if she mostly has skin involvement and not organ involvement? And can she have kids?
Detoxification: Skin is the largest organ of the body. It is a great detoxifier, but you do not want that to be its job or else this is the result. You need to find out why the other organs such as the liver, Intestines and her lungs are not functioning it optimal detoxification. ...Read more
Can a U.S. Dr prescribe for me in Canada? I can't find a Dr that can even spell Ehlers Danlos syndrome let alone treat it.
ED Syndrome: This syndrome can have multiple symptoms, it is a connective tissue disorder which makes your skin and joints very flexible and somewhat weak. The vascular type is more worrysome, since it can cause dilatations of blood vessels that could eventually rupture. You should have a complete work up at a referral hospital and a local doctor should be able to control you according to your specific case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Autosomal dominant: Eds vascular type or eds type IV is inherited in a autosomal dominant manner. That is any person that is affected has a 50% chance of passing on the disorder. For someone newly diagnosed, either one of their parents has the disorder (and they had a 50% chance of inheriting the gene) or that individual is a brand new genetic mutation and the first affected with a 50% of passing it to their childr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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