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Doctor insights on: Menieres Disease And Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Meniere's Disease (Definition)

A disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which you feel as if you're spinning (vertigo), and you have fluctuating hearing loss and ringing in your ears. ...Read more


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What kind of disease is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

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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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?

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?

Call the State Med-: -ical society, the should be able to give you names in your area. You might have to travel some if from a not very populated area. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible for someone to have a combo of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Yes, but unlikely: Both Marfan syndrome (see http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/mar/) and Ehlers Danlos syndrome (see http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001468.htm) are conditions where mutations in proteins that are main components of connective tissue are abnormal which can result in a number of tissue abnormalities and possible health problems. Not likely both conditions at same time ...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

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 common is ehlers-danlos syndrome?

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

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What are most common forms of ehlers danlos syndrome?

What are most common forms of ehlers danlos syndrome?

See ednf. Org: Classic, previously type I & ii & hypermobility, previously type iii are connective tissue disorders with skin fragility, hyperelastic skin, easy bruisability & joint hypermobility. Autosomal dominant inheritance (50% chance). Occasionally assoc. With intellectual disability, also scoliosis, mitral valve prolapse, early loss of teeth, premature rupture of membranes, premature delivery. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

Ehlers Danlos: Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a collection of genetic connective tissue disorders- characteristics include including hypermobile joints (joints that move in greater amounts than expected) and skin involvement, such as any of the following: soft, stretchy, saggy, too thin, easy bruising, easy wounding, poor wound healing and/or atrophic scaring. ...Read more

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How common is clubfoot in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Ehlers danlos: It's not as common since ehlers danlos cause loose or laxity in your joints not tightness which occurs with club feet. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Treat symptoms: While there is no cure for this inherited disorder, it is worth determining which of the 6 types the affected person has. This may guide the needs for cardiac evaluation for valvular or vascular problems, eye exams for vision problem such as lens dislocation, or high-risk obstetric care. ...Read more

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What is the genotype for babies with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What is the genotype for babies with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

See details: The same as in adults. I doubt that one can even begin to make the diagnosis in an infant unless there is a history of joint dislocations. ...Read more

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Could you have ehlers-danlos syndrome without a parent having it?

Could you have ehlers-danlos syndrome without a parent having it?

Yes: New mutations account for a significant number of this & many other disorders. ...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 a 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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