Archive for the ‘Ehlers-Danlos Symptoms’ Category

Telling My Teammates “I Have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome”

Posted on February 25, 2017

By KYLE GRABOWSKI @kylegrbwsk NORTHAMPTON — Hannalise Rivera-Lovett jumped to intercept a pass. She was playing in a summer league basketball game at JFK Middle School between her sophomore and junior seasons to stay fresh for the winter. Everything above her knee went one way, everything below went the other. The torque caused a subluxation […]

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High Tryptase Associated with Dysautonomia and POTS

Posted on October 18, 2016

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic explanation for a syndrome characterized by multiple frustrating and difficult-to-treat symptoms, including dizziness and lightheadedness, skin flushing and itching, gastrointestinal complaints, chronic pain, and bone and joint problems. Some people who experience these diverse symptoms have elevated levels of tryptase — a protein in […]

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New Zealand EDS Patients told “It’s all in Your Head”

Posted on August 12, 2016

BY: THOMAS HEATON AND DAVID MAIDA             . . . . The syndrome causes abnormal collagen synthesis, which means that although the body produces it, the collagen is weaker and causes the joints and its connective tissue to become loose. Auckland-based Dr Fraser Burling, an expert in chronic soft tissue injuries, said […]

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“Every day I wake up is a blessing” … despite Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Posted on July 4, 2016

By Richard Salit, Journal Staff Writer. Ellen Lenox Smith’s recurring injuries and ailments were as baffling as they were disabling. Some doctors thought they might even be psychological. Why was she always in such pain? Why did she have difficulty swallowing? Why did she keep tearing cartilage and ligaments in her knees and shoulders? And […]

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Free Webinar: “Mast Cell Activation Syndrome in EDS Patients (Part 2)” – Recording Available

Posted on April 19, 2016

Watch the recording of this free webinar. Sponsored by  . . . . TOPIC:  “Mast Cell Activation Syndrome in EDS Patients (Part 2)” . . PRESENTER:   Anne Maitland, MD, PhD – Director for Comprehensive Allergy & Asthma Care and the new Mast Cell Activation Center of New York       Click IMAGE here for a link to […]

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Ehlers-Danlos – “An Accident Waiting To Happen”

Posted on June 18, 2015

Philip Howard was the 88th person in Britain to be diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). He has written a book about his fight to overcome adversity. Philip Howard’s new book “An Accident Waiting To Happen” tells of living with a rare condition that leaves him prone to falling over and breaking bones. Ben Blosse reports. […]

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