Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 101

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 101

Post by CrohnieJane on Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:42 pm

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited disorders that weaken connective tissues. Connective tissues are proteins that support skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs.
EDS usually affects your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Symptoms include
Loose joints
Fragile, small blood vessels
Abnormal scar formation and wound healing
Soft, velvety, stretchy skin that bruises easily
There are several types of EDS. They can range from mild to life-threatening. About 1 in 5,000 people has EDS. There is no cure. Treatment involves managing symptoms, often with medicines and physical therapy. It also includes learning how to protect your joints and prevent injuries.
Further Reading:
https://medlineplus.gov/ehlersdanlossyndrome.html
http://ehlers-danlos.com/what-is-eds/
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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