Hey! My genetics suck, here’s one of the reasons why: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Here’s some info on it! #fau#faultygenes . . . . . . The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that can be inherited and are varied both in how affect the body and in their genetic causes. They are generally characterized by joint hypermobility (joints that stretch further than normal), skin hyperextensibility (skin that can be stretched further than normal), and tissue fragility. . . . S Y M P T O M S . . . . Joint hypermobility; loose/unstable joints which are prone to frequent dislocations and/or subluxations; joint pain; hyperextensible joints (they move beyond the joint’s normal range); early onset of osteoarthritis. . . . . Soft velvety-like skin; variable skin hyper-extensibility; fragile skin that tears or bruises easily (bruising may be severe); severe scarring; slow and poor wound healing; development of molluscoid pseudo tumors (fleshy lesions associated with scars over pressure areas). . . . . . . Chronic, early onset, debilitating musculoskeletal pain (usually associated with the Hypermobility Type); arterial/intestinal/uterine fragility or rupture (usually associated with the Vascular Type); scoliosis at birth and scleral fragility (associated with the Kyphoscoliosis Type); poor muscle tone (associated with the Arthrochalasia Type); mitral valve prolapse; and gum disease. Early-onset osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis Gastrointestinal issues Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, Cardiovascular abnormalities such as mitral valve prolapse or aortic root dilatation (enlargement of the blood vessel that distributes blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Pregnancy may be complicated by premature rupture of membranes or rapid labor and delivery (less than 4 hours). . . . #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #hypermobilitysyndrome #jointhypermobility #geneticconnectivetissuedisorder #chronicillness #invisibleillness #faultygenes #invisibledisabilities #invisiblydisabled #professionalpatient #chronciallyfabulous
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Chronically polka-dotted! 😂 No, I wasn’t in a bike accident and I didn’t fall down the stairs (this week 🤷🏻‍♀️). I’ve bruised easily for as long as I can remember. I swear, if you just look at me too long, I’ll blossom into bruises. 😂 I may never those perfect toned tanned legs I see in magazines, but I’ll betcha $20 my stretchy low collagen skin is softer than yours ;) #thankseds . . . . . . . . . #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlosproblems #hypermobility #hypermobilitysyndrome #hypermobilejoints #brusies #easybruising #chronicillness #dis#disabledandcute #disabled
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