What Is Ehlers Danlos?

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By james
Oct 5, 2020
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If you look at a model of a skeleton, you will see that all of the different bones are not connected directly, asides from a few exceptions. When the original owner of the skeleton was still alive, however, the bones were very firmly connected to other bones in the body. This is done with the help of connective tissues.

Connective tissues help to keep our bones held together. They also help to keep our organs and other body parts firmly in position. Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a condition where there are abnormalities with connective tissues. The symptoms can range from being very mild, to potentially deadly.

1. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is the name given to a number of similar disorders. The disorders primarily affect the connective tissues in our bodies, including the blood vessels, joints, and the skin. These tissues need to be made of certain substances and in the right ratios to give them both flexibility and strength.

Ehlers Danlos causes an imbalance in the structure of the patient’s connective tissues. It causes the connective tissues to be more fragile than usual and also more stretchy than usual. The symptoms will only be mild in many cases, although the condition can also cause some serious injuries and other complications.

Ehlers Danlos

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