Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Essay

644 Words Jun 27th, 2014 3 Pages
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a rare genetic inherited syndrome. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects the connective tissues, which provide support to the skin, bones, blood vessels, and other organs of the body. There are six types of EDS hyper mobility, classical, vascular, kyphoscoliosis, arthrochalasia, and dermatosparaxis. Some types are so severe that people can’t participate in any sport activities or any physical activity. The two major types of EDS are Classical EDS and Hyper mobile EDS. These two types make up 90% of all EDS cases. Eduard Ehlers, a Danish physician, and Henri-Alexandre Danlos, a French physician, first described EDS.
I chose Ehlers Danlos syndrome because I have it and wanted to learn a
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The types vary from moderate symptoms to severe symptoms. Since Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a genetic disorder it is known that it is passed by either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive. The most dangerous one is vascular EDS. People diagnosed with vascular EDS are subject to organ and blood vessels ruptures. New studies have found a similarity in EDS symptoms and nutritional deficiencies. Subject to bruising, bleeding and scurvy is the deficiency of vitamin C and vitamin K. Hyper mobility, scoliosis and frequent to fractured bones is a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and coenzyme Q10. These symptoms are similar to hyper mobility EDS, Classic EDS and Vascular EDS. Taking the correct amount of food and supplements of these vitamins will help with the symptoms of EDS, but will not completely take care of the syndrome.
After finding out this new information on EDS researchers are making big progress in finding a way to stimulate the syndrome and might be able to find a cure for it in time. Also finding this out I need to go see a nutritionist and find out what vitamins I am lacking in and if this has been my problem all along. I hope they find a cure for it so it doesn’t keep growing and growing since it’s a hereditary disease. It will just keep getting passed down from generation to generation. Overall I found…

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