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What are the manifestations associated with eds?

What are the manifestations associated with eds?

EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness is exactly that. People typically will be tired during the day, fall asleep easily during activities that they should not falls asleep and may have a hard time staying awake while driving. It is also the diagnosis we typically use for patients so that they can qualify for a sleep study when we have concerns about sleep apnea. Sleep studies can be $2-4k tests. ...Read more

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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


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What types of eds are associated with pain and/or chronic pain?

What types of eds are associated with pain and/or chronic pain?

? Ehlers-Danlos Syn.: The most common pain associated with eds comes from the fact that the connective tissue supporting the joints becomes lax and allows chronic joint dislocations. These people frequently notice they are "double-jointed" but later experience the chronic dislocations. A more serious kind involves blood vessels where they can spontaneously rupture. Eds can also be a limited to the skin. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand the bruising associated with eds?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Can you help me understand the bruising associated with eds?

Defect in tissue...: Ehlers–danlos syndrome (also known as "cutis hyperelastica") is an inherited tissue disorder caused by a defect in the body's synthesis of collagen. Collagen in connective tissue provided strength. In the skin, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels and organs, collagen plays a significant role and with increased elasticity they may not work right, leading to increased bruising. ...Read more

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Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Yes: Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types. The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn. ...Read more

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I have EDS and bleeding issues associated with the faulty collagen would surgical or medical abortion be a safer approach?

I have EDS and bleeding issues associated with the faulty collagen would surgical or medical abortion be a safer approach?

Medical abortion: With EDS you should work closely with the physician managing the EDS. If you have bleeding disorder - i.e.bleed more easily - then medical abortion is somewhat safer. Avoiding the need for the collagen function, in order to repair tissue after surgery would be wise in your case. However, medical abortions have risk of bleeding as well. Please work with an EDS experienced physician. ...Read more

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How do you get eds?

How do you get eds?

Genetic!: You are born with it. It (several variants) are genetically acquired and in the patient's dna. It not acquired! treatments are symptomatic. There are no cures. ...Read more

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Does age increase the severity of eds symptoms/problems?

Does age increase the severity of eds symptoms/problems?

Yes: Ed becomes more common with increasing age. However, other factors play a role and are certainly more controllable. Not smoking, and controlling blood sugars and blood pressure will help symptoms of ed. Also, exercising will increase blood flow and decrease symptoms of ed. ...Read more

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Can you explain why there are "crossovers" of characteristics among the different types of eds?

Can you explain why there are "crossovers" of characteristics among the different types of eds?

Collagen: Eds has many different types. In most of its forms, the defect involves some aspect of collagen. Collagen is one of the basic building blocks of connective tissue which is found in all organs, joints and blood vessels. Depending on the exact type of genetic defect, and becasue collagen is found everywhere, there is cross-over in the types of eds with similar manifestations. ...Read more

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Can you explain why there are crossovers (overlaps) among the different types of eds?

Can you explain why there are crossovers (overlaps) among the different types of eds?

Complicated : There are a number of types of eds and they are slightly diiferent diseases based on their individual genetic abnormalities. ...Read more

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