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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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Kenn Zeller

on 16 November 2012

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome By: Kenna & Sara Information about EDS Visuals Technical Difficulties, please wait one moment. Having/lacking in stretchy skin does not mean you have/ do not have EDS. Although stretchy skin is common in EDS victims, it is not considered a distinguishing characteristic False,autoimmune diseases deal with
the immune system, not the
production of collagen. •Joint Dislocation
•Soft Skin
•Joint Pain
•Stretchy, easily bruised, easily damaged skin
•Flat feet
•Double jointedness
•Etc. EDS, also known as
Cutaneous Asthenia,
is a variety of hereditary
disorders that affects the body’s
connective tissue & the skin’s collagen.
Because of this, the body
literally starts to fall apart. There is no cure, but there are treatments such as collagen injections, physical therapy, and braces, sometimes surgery is performed in order to tighten up the tendons. There are six major types of EDS:
Hypermobility, Classical,
Vascular, Kyphoscoliosis, Arthrochalasia,
and Dermatosparaxis; there are
other minor types of
Ehlers Danlos Syndrom What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome? Definition: Facts: Cure? Symptoms: Myth - Having stretchy skin means you have EDS Myth - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is an autoimmune disease. Myth - Humans are the only creatures to get Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Pictures: News Article Video Clip False, EDS has been recorded in various
animals, such as cats and dogs. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/ehlers-danlos-bendy-joints-stretchy-skin-pain/story?id=11279484 Summary: A young British girl spent the first years of her life unable to run around and play like other toddlers. Olivia Court was born with a severe form of EDS, but at 3 years old, something amazing happened; Olivia now wear a lycra suit, a special suit that supports the spine and hips, keeping them from popping out of their sockets. It is the doctor's hope that with the suit, Olivia's muscles will strengthen enough to support her without the suit. Sources http://www.ednf.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1348&Itemid=88888969
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