Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022
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Ankylosing spondylitis is a lasting problem in which the spinal column and other areas of the body become irritated. The symptoms of AS can differ yet usually entail: back pain and stiffness that enhances with workout and isn't soothed by remainder; pain and swelling in other parts of the body, such as the ribs, hips and knees; tiredness. If you have persistent symptoms of AS, you ought to see your General practitioner. If your general practitioner thinks you may have the problem, they should refer you to a rheumatologist for more tests and any essential therapy. Ankylosing spondylitis impacts the eyes in more than 30 percent of cases, leading to episodes of eye inflammation called severe iritis. Severe iritis usually affects one eye each time and causes eye pain and increased sensitivity to light. Hardly ever, ankylosing spondylitis can also cause severe complications including the heart, lungs, and nerve system. 6 to 10 percent of people with ankylosing spondylitis have additional inflammatory disorders such as psoriasis, which impacts the skin, or uclerative colitis or Crohn disease, which both affect the digestive system. In some people the problem improves with time, however for others it can get slowly worse.

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