Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect connective tissues — primarily skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Connective tissue is a complex mixture of proteins and other substances that provides strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in body. People who have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome usually have overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin. This can become a problem if you have a wound that requires stitches, because the skin often isn't strong enough to hold them.
There is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, but treatment can help you manage symptoms and prevent further complications. Medications doctor may prescribe drugs to help you control: Pain: If over-the-counter pain relievers — such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) — aren't enough, doctor may prescribe stronger medications for joint or muscle pain. Blood pressure: Because blood vessels are more fragile in some types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, doctor may want to reduce the stress on the vessels by keeping blood pressure low.
The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Ehlers-Danlos syndrome statistics. Major research Wearing a Compression Garment for Patients with Hypermobility Type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Molecular Bases of Response to Copper Treatment in Menkes Disease, Related Phenotypes, and Unexplained Copper Deficiency