Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month: Facts 26-28

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Fact #26: It is recommended that people with EDS do not play competitive or contact sports due to the increased risk of injury, as well as the pressure they put on the fragile bones, joints and arteries.

Fact #27: Women with EDS can become pregnant, but should first consult with a cardiologist and high risk obstetrician to make sure that it’s safe. A conversation with a genetic counselor to understand how EDS is inherited is also recommended.

Fact #28: EDS can affect endless parts of the body, but has “variable expression,” so each person is affected differently, even within the same family. While there are features that are frequently seen in many people with the disorder not all people will exhibit these features.

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