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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with Ellen Smith

  Broadcast in Health

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Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments. The fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are the result of faulty collagen. Collagen is a protein, which acts as a "glue" in the body, adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders, characterized by articular (joint) hypermobility, skin extensibility and tissue fragility. There are six major types of EDS. The different types of EDS are classified according to their manifestations of signs and symptoms. Each type of EDS is a distinct disorder that "runs true" in a family. This means that an individual with vascular Type EDS will not have a child with Classical Type EDS.

 

Learn More:  Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation   OR  Invisible Project

Also, Drug Sensitivity Testing  and their number is: 800-837-8362

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