Does Eds 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.
How is Ehlers-Danlos passed on?
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.
Can you play sports if you have Marfan syndrome?
Athletes with Marfan syndrome are not recommended to participate in activities that involve sustained muscle contraction such as weight lifting or rock climbing. High-intensity level activities such as basketball, ice hockey, skiing, baseball, surfing and scuba diving are also not recommended.
Does Marfan syndrome get worse with age?
Marfan syndrome can be mild to severe, and may become worse with age, depending on which area is affected and to what degree. In Marfan syndrome, the heart is often affected. The aorta, the major artery of the body, may be more dilated (widened) than average.
What famous person has Marfan syndrome?
Abraham Lincoln is the most famous American who had Marfan syndrome. So did Julius Caesar and Tutankhamen. In more recent times, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, basketball prospect Isaiah Austin and, perhaps, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had Marfan syndrome.
What is the average lifespan of someone with Marfan syndrome?
Despite the high risk for Marfan-related cardiovascular problems, the average life expectancy of those with Marfan syndrome is nearly 70 years.
At what age is Marfan syndrome usually diagnosed?
We found a median age at diagnose of 19.0 years (range: 0.0–74). The age at diagnosis increased during the study period, uninfluenced by the changes in diagnostic criteria.