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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
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
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
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?
Where I live no Drs know about Ehlers Danlos syndrome. What can I do to manage my pain and symptoms and keep the disease from getting worse early?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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