Woman discovers she has rare disease after watching TV show

(ORDO NEWS) — 22-year-old Israeli Emily Levy discovered a rare disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, while watching the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. Her story is told by the New York Post.

Levi suffered from unexplained pain in her wrists and ankles from the age of 12, later regular dislocations of her shoulders, hips, and jaw were added to this, but doctors could not make a diagnosis.

Only thanks to one of the episodes of the 13th season of the Grey’s Anatomy series about doctors, the girl realized that she could suffer from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a hereditary disease in which the joints are too mobile and the skin is too elastic.

Like one of the heroines of the show, Levi suffered from a hangover even after a small dose of alcohol, in addition, the heroine, like the Israeli, suffered from dislocations. In 2019, the heroine of the material was officially recognized as a hereditary disease.

In September 2020, Levi was in a car accident, after which she began to suffer from sliding rib syndrome: her rib shifted if she sat for more than half an hour, picked up objects, coughed, breathed. The girl had to spend three months in the clinic for the displacements to stop.

Health problems inspired Levy to pursue a career as a doctor: in February 2022, together with a surgeon friend, she opened a clinic in Israel.

Earlier it was reported that the 34-year-old Briton mistook early dementia for postpartum depression. Holly Braithwaite, who was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, is considered one of the youngest patients with this form of the disease in the UK.


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