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How do people inherit ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

How do people inherit ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

Not well known: The inheritance pattern is variable. In the more common eds type3 (hypermobility type), the inheritance is autosomal dominant meaning 50% of offspring would be expected to have it. Rarer forms like the vascular type is less predictable. If you have a parent who died of aortic dissection, you should be checked yourself with an echocardiogram. ...Read more

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What genes are related to ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

What genes are related to ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

Collagen 3: The vascular type of eds is due to dysfunction or deficiency of the type 3 collagen. The specific gene is called col3a1. ...Read more

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Is SMA type II a congenital affliction?

Is SMA type II a congenital affliction?

Yes: Spinal muscular atrophy (sma) is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (smn1). Most of the time, parents are unaffected and the mutation newly appears in the affected child. ...Read more

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Do 10-25% of those with classical eds who tested negative for vascular eds have vascular issues?

Do 10-25% of those with classical eds who tested negative for vascular eds have vascular issues?

Depends: Would not focus so much on percentages, but instead would present your symptoms to your rheumatologist. Would try to seek out eds centers who understand the condition more than most and have seen a larger volume of eds patients (usually at university hospitals). ...Read more

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Which type of doctor specializes in peripheral vascular diseases?

Which type of doctor specializes in peripheral vascular diseases?

Vascular Surgeon: Don't let the name scare you...Vascular surgeons (unlike cardiologists and radiologists) are trained in all aspects of PVD management (not just surgery) go to vascularweb.Org and search for a board-certified vascular surgeon near you. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?

Yes: Yes, vascular surgeons have extensive knowledge about all forms of vascular disease, including infectious conditions affecting the blood vessels as well as inflammatory arteritis. The most common infections vascular issues relate to infections of bypass grafts, although other rare infectious diseases can afffect the native blood vessels and lead to aneurysms or other blood vessels problems. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Generally Yes: But it would be most accurate to say that vascular complications are especially more likely to occur if there is uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. Problems with the vascular system in the eye, the kidney, the heart, and the toes are all much more common in the diabetic, but especially in the diabetic who does not control their diabetes. Ideal control would be a hemoglobina1c of less than 7. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

Vascular surgeon: Vascular surgeons are specially trained to treat peripheral vascular disease both with our without surgery. This includes disease involving the aorta, arteries of the neck, limbs, and abdominal organs. Other specialties can treat some of these issues but a board-certified vascular surgeon is the best option for patients with these problems. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

What type of doctor specializes in treating  peripheral vascular diseases?

Vascular Surgeon: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart. Interventional treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical (i.e. Catheter based and minimally invasive) and as such, make vascular surgeons uniquely qualified to provide unbiased recommendations for patients. ...Read more

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Are femoral bruits associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Are femoral bruits associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Often they are: A bruit is a noise that is heard with a stethoscope reflecting turbulent flow. IT can be a normal finding and is non specific. It is often associated with narrowing of arteries, however that is unlikely in a 33 year old. THe pest way to tell if you have "PVD" is to have a physician measure the pressure in your feet and calculate an "ABI" (foot pressure/arm pressure) value of 0.9 or more is normal ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Yes- but preventable: Over time patients with diabetes are more likely to develop atherosclerotic blockages in any arterial bed (heart, legs, carotids). This can be prevented by careful screening with ultrasounds and stress (or cta?), and strict control of other risks: ldl, hypertension and smoking. Diabetic neuropathy can mask symptoms especially cardiac, and can also mimic symptoms of leg pain. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic disorder is raynauds disease?

Which type of genetic disorder is raynauds disease?

Vascular Disease: While there is an obvious genetic predisposition for everything that happens to us, raynauds disease involves spasm of the muscular lining of the arteries. In cold weather they shrink, and hot weather makes them dilate but they do so maximally. Ask your dr. About Pletal (cilostazol) which has shown excellent results in treatment. ...Read more

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Is visceral manipulation safe for someone with Ehlers Danlos type 3?

Is visceral manipulation safe for someone with Ehlers Danlos type 3?

Wow : why would you need manipulation in your abdomen for something that just involves your ligaments? ...Read more