3 doctors weighed in:

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

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Lages
Dr. William Lages
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
876K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available