The Various Forms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

 

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This article is a very good summary of the various forms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and some recommendations for treatment.

 

“This article is devoted to a rare genetic and degenerative disease unknown by the public.

This illness is incurable, but there is hope today: Gene therapy.

If I raise this subject is on the request of a person who is affected by it and who’d like to have some herbal remedies to relieve some of the many symptoms of this disease.

I’d like to clarify that I’m not a doctor, even if my recommendations are safe, they absolutely can not replace a visit to the specialist.

What is Ehlers Danlos syndrome?

Ehlers Danlos includes various disorders of connective tissue, these disorders are caused by mutations in the genes of connective tissue. These mutations lead to defects of collagen.

Collagen is a protein in connective tissue that acts like glue, gives strength to the body and helps for the support and the elasticity of movement.

Thus, the altered gene affects the mechanical properties of the skin, joints, ligaments and blood vessels.

It exists 10 different classifications of the syndrome but only 6 are considered “major”, the other categories are extremely rare.

 

Diagnosis

There is no histological or genetic marker (no specific sign in the analysis of blood or tissue sample). Only a doctor can diagnose with the help of family, a pediatrician (for children) or a rheumatologist.”

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“As you can see from the table, the symptoms are painful and the people who live this disease suffer a lot!”

Use caution regarding the balance of this article.  The writer is not a Physician and we are not responsible for use of the recommended products in this article.”

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