Does EDS cause weight gain?
People are always surprised by these symptoms (as I was!) but EDS can affect your organs, bladder and bowel movements as well. Some people with EDS need a feeding tube and have trouble gaining weight.” 3.
Can Ehlers Danlos syndrome be cured?
There is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, but treatment can help you manage your symptoms and prevent further complications.
Does Ehlers Danlos make you look younger?
Less wrinkles Due to the collagen in the skin being extra stretchy, many EDS patients experience a lack of wrinkles as they age. This collagen may help EDS patients look younger and can also cause skin to feel extremely soft.
Does Ehlers Danlos skip generations?
This person could then go on to have an affected child, which may make the disease appear to have skipped a generation. In reality, the altered gene did not skip a generation at all, but the symptoms of the disease were mild or went undetected so that it may have appeared to miss a generation.
Can EDS affect lungs?
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, characterized by hyperextensible skin, hypermobile joints, and fragile vessels, is the most common heritable disorder of connective tissue and has an estimated prevalence of 1 in 5000. Pulmonary involvement with signs of lung destruction (bullous emphysema) as first presentation is unusual.
Do Collagen supplements help Ehlers-Danlos?
Bottom Line: No established research or clinical experience has proven that collagen supplementation is helpful for persons with EDS! Theoretically, a diet adequate in glycine, proline, lysine, and vitamin C (or supplementation) would support collagen biosynthesis.
How is EDS inherited?
The 2 main ways EDS is inherited are: autosomal dominant inheritance (hypermobile, classical and vascular EDS) – the faulty gene that causes EDS is passed on by 1 parent and there’s a 50% risk of each of their children developing the condition.
Is EDS always inherited?
Although in the majority of cases EDS is inherited from the parents, in rare cases, it can occur without any family history and due to new mutations occurring during development. EDS may be inherited in one of two ways: autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive.
What kind of doctor can diagnose Ehlers-Danlos?
The only doctors whose business it is to diagnose EDS are geneticists (the specialists in inherited conditions).