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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Of The Gastrointestinal Issues That Eds Patients May Deal With

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

Do some eds patients suffer with sleep problems?

EDS: Can you specify what eds stands for? Some abbreviations mean different things to different people. ...Read more

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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...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?

No simple test: Eds in one form (vascular eds) can cause weakness of the blood vessels. If the vessel ruptures seriousl consequences can occur. Eds causes a weakness or loss of elasticity which can lead to stretching, ballooning out and eventual rupture. Probably easiest way to diagnose is with ultrasound or ct with contrast. ...Read more

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Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Should eds patients not have chemical induced stress tests?

Not Sure: I don't know of any specific contraindication to Adenosine stress test but you should convey your concerns to the doctor performing or ordering the test. ...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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What is the best way to find a good pain management physician? I am not looking to just take meds. want holistic care. complicated patient EDS & CMT

What is the best way to find a good pain management physician? I am not looking to just take meds. want holistic care. complicated patient EDS & CMT

University Hospital: Go to a reputable university hospital where pain doctors can collaborate with many specialists in the care of complex pain patients. ...Read more

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What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

What impact does ehlers danlos type 3 have on lumbar fusion surgeries, and is ther a type of fusion that would be better for an eds patient?

EDS has surgery risk: Ehlers danlos syndrome (eds) is a connective tissue disorder that has many subtypes. In type 3 eds, joint overextensibility can cause serious orthopedic issues.In eds of any type, anesthetic & surgical complications, while rare, are more common than in someone without eds, including blood vessel rupture, hemorrhage, and airway and neck damage.Type of lumbar fusion doesn't seem to affect these issues. ...Read more

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How common is bilateral hip dysplasia in EDS patients. Both hips dislocate when ever I relax my gluteus muscles. I am in severe pain. ?

How common is bilateral hip dysplasia in EDS patients. Both hips dislocate when ever I relax my gluteus muscles. I am in severe pain. ?

Not that uncommon: EDS I autosomal dom includes marked skin involvement (hyperextensibility,generalized joint hypermobility and complications (dislocations, subluxations, pes planus), muscular hypotonia, and delayed motor development. arthrochalasic type 7 autos dom characterized by severe generalized joint hypermobility with recurrent subluxations and congenital hip dislocation. Short stature due to kyphoscoliosis ...Read more