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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?

I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?

Anticoagulants: Vascular ehlers-danlos is a difficult disease to manage. Any of the medications that suppress platelet function, and the anticoagulants generally, need to be avoided. However, of the common over-the-counter medicines, aspirin's by far the most powerful anti-clotting agent; before you receive any other medicine that could make you bleed, your physician would discuss risk-benefit with you. ...Read more

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Are there drugs that vascular eds patients should avoid? What is the best pain reliever for kids?

Are there drugs that vascular eds patients should avoid? What is the best pain reliever for kids?

Nitrates/tylenol: Eds pts should avoid nitrates when using eds drugs such as viagra. Children are usually given tylenol (acetaminophen) based on safety over many years. However all forms of analgesics can be use in children depending on the circumstance. All doses will need adjustment. ...Read more

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I have ehlers danlos hypermobility. I have almost every symtoms that is listed for hypermobility. What arethe chances of having vascular eds symptoms?

I have ehlers danlos hypermobility. I have almost every symtoms that is listed for hypermobility. What arethe chances of having vascular eds symptoms?

Possible: Certainly possible.Easy to determine.See your doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis.Particularly if you have excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or exercise intolerance. ...Read more

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4 afriend shes in bad shape with vascular eds, in hosp.Dr said she needs to decide future/code status, she has the right at 20 to make own decision rite?

4 afriend shes in bad shape with vascular eds, in hosp.Dr said she needs to decide future/code status, she has the right at 20 to make own decision rite?

Yes: Very important - every adult needs to decide how he or she wants to leave this world (especially what he or she does not want done) before a severe event or illness happens. That means each adult should write his wishes down, give a copy to his doctor, and give another copy to a family member. Two forms are the advance directive and the polst (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment). ...Read more

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How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

They test different vessels: They're testing different blood vessels than the ones people with ed have involved. There are different types of blood vessels. Some are different by size, some are different by composition, some are different by function. The ones involved in ed cannot be measured. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with eds type 4 (vascular) to live normal lives?

Is it possible for people with eds type 4 (vascular) to live normal lives?

Very difficult: True Ehler-Danlos type 4 is characterized by facial changes, translucent skin through which vessels can be seen , easy bruising, and uterine and cardiac problems related to medium and large artery damage. Each event is treatable to some degree, pregnancy is advised against, and some problems require emergency treatment. It is autosomal dominant. With good care one may live long but not normally. ...Read more

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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Vascular (Definition)

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