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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

By rachael everlyPublished 2 years ago 5 min read

A process of draining the connecting tissues is known as D is generally considered a group of hereditary disorders caused by mutations in various genes.

(EDS) Ehlers Danlos Syndrome:

The underlying structures in our body get strength and elasticity through proteins and various other substances, making the Connective tissue complex. The stretchy, fragile skin and overly flexible joints are signs of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This gets difficult for the people who have injuries and require stitching because their skin will not hold them for long.

Another form of the disorder is vascular ones which can cause the intestines or uterus to rupture through the walls of blood vessels. Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome ought to have severe complications during pregnancy, consulting with a genetic counselor before starting a family or thinking of having another child.

Symptoms of (EDS)

There are multiple types of distinctive Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, but the most common ones include the signs and symptoms:

Excessively flexible joints. Joints that are together get loosened up by the connective tissues help our joints move far from the normal range of motion. Usually, we find the issue of joint pain and joint dislocation among people very often.

Supple skin. Our skin stretches easily than usual when the connective tissues are weakened. It is seen in these cases that one can easily pinch up the skin far away from the flesh but goes back from where it was before. The skin then eventually gets smooth and delicate.

Flimsy skin. Impaired skins are totally at risk. They cannot be fixed any further.

Similarly, they cannot be healed, too, for instance. The stitches are used to close the injury due to flimsy skin opening or tearing the wound and leaving it open, leaving scars on the skin this might look wrinkled.

EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) can be of various types. Similarly, the symptoms and treatments may also differ from person to person depending on the nature of their suffering. The most common type, usually found in every person, is called hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Circulatory Ehlers-Danlos syndrome:

One more important factor observed in the survivors of cardiac EDS( Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) is the difference in their facial features. These facial features can be quite prominent, which includes:

• narrow or slim nose.

• Attenuated upper lip.

• Compact ear lobes

• Eminent eyes.

People suffering from or having vascular EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) are also known to have fragile and semi-transparent skin that lesion rapidly. Whereas about the faired skin people, all the blood vessels present in the body is prominent through the skin can be detected easily.

Cardiac EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) can debilitate the heart's cosmic artery (aorta). Vascular EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) can affect the other region of the body. Any blowout found in these regions of the body or within the cosmic blood vessel can get deadly for the person its essential to be cautious. These particular vascular/cardiac groups can quickly enervate the large intestine or affect the walls of the uterus walls which may result in blowing out and creating issues for the one suffering from vascular EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)


Other genetic factors are observed behind the EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) inherited from parents. It is confirmed that if someone has the most frequent manifestation of hyper mobile EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), they are likely to transfer that gene to their children. Chances to this situation turn up to 50%.


Barriers depend on the initial point, the sign and symptoms one has. For instance, early-onset arthritis is a significant problem. It can be one of the many reasons leading to result in this. If one has overly flexible joints, there are possible chances they might have joint dislocations. Prominent scars can appear on thin skin.

Sudden blowouts of blood vessels are observed within people having vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can get deadly. The risk chances increase more often sometimes. Intestine and other organs such as the uterus have massive chances of blowing out. One of the main reasons behind uterus rupture can be seen during pregnancy.


For example, if one is suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is observed in personal or family records and even after acknowledging that one is planning to start a family, it can be risky. The consulting genetic counsellor might be helpful. A professional only can be helpful to such issues and inherited disorders. A genetic counsellor will help find the accurate solution or even help the person understand the situation they are going through. They help them understand the inherited pattern of EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) that can be risky before starting a family.

What is Danlos syndrome in cats?

It is not just humans suffering from these disorders. Animals are seen to be going through such situations similarly. Cat a can conceive a syndrome known as Feline cutaneous asthenia (FCA) or EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). Cats skin needs to intake all the elasticity and strength. In contrast, it is observed as a disease distinguished by an inadequate tendon, and the protein molecule is also necessary for the rest of the body. Bubbles are noticed along with the EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) or flimsy skin syndrome. As mentioned above, these situations occur when the tendon does not produce in the cat's body adequately. This eventually makes the skin fragile and flimsy for the cats. It is essential to save all the cats and take good care of them.

Dominant types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS)

EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndromes) are seen in multiple quantities, divided into various categories, but the most dominant types are 13 ones in which most of it is entirely rare. One discussed before was vascular and hypermobile EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). These are considered the most common ones, and the rest include classical and kyphoscoliosis EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome).


Every type of syndrome matters, and they vary accordingly. This continuing prognosis related to EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) varies by alleles. The vascular type is the most severe one. Vascular EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) is considered to shorten the lifespan can get complex or typical. People suffering from vascular EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) have a life expectancy of 48 years, and the rest can have significant events by 40. people get affected easily.

Similarly happens with kyphoscoliosis. The lifespan also decreases in this type, primarily because of vascular complicity and potentially restrictive lungs and its diseases. The rest of the EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) are not considered as dangerous as these. They are or can be associated with an expected lifespan. People going through these can somewhere live healthily.

Living With EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome):

These syndromes can be practical, but living with them can influence ones everyday life around family and close ones. Living with this genetic and rare disease can be compulsive and complex. EDS(Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) cannot be cured, with many people learning to live with it over a while. People learn to control it easily and manage their routines accordingly.


About the Creator

rachael everly

Rachael Everly is an undergraduate student who loves to write on the topics related to packaging. She provides custom cigarette box for companies that require retail packaging.

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