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Can you die from hypermobility syndrome like people die of heart valve problems with marfan's?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Hypermobility

The term "hypermobility syndrome" is usually used to refer to persons who have excessive mobility of their joints (eg.
, can bend their thumbs all the way back to touch their forearm, etc.) while it may be associated with increased achiness, it does not do any serious harm. Marfan's disease is a specific genetic condition which features both hypermobility and a separate heart valve abnormality.

In brief: Hypermobility

The term "hypermobility syndrome" is usually used to refer to persons who have excessive mobility of their joints (eg.
, can bend their thumbs all the way back to touch their forearm, etc.) while it may be associated with increased achiness, it does not do any serious harm. Marfan's disease is a specific genetic condition which features both hypermobility and a separate heart valve abnormality.
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