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Do a lot of people get ankylosing spondylitis?

Do a lot of people get ankylosing spondylitis?

No: Ankylosing spondylitis is a disorder that is not common. Osteoarthritis, which is the arthritis most adults develop, is much more common. If for some reason you feel that you or someone you know has as, see a rheumatologist or your primary doctor for the appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

-defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As the spine calcification takes place, it is painful, & flexion is more comfy. So accentuated kyphosis CS&TS. Essentially ending fixed downward gaze. It effects hips, & has pulmry compromise 2nd 2 deformity. Indomethacin is manic early for slwng ...Read more


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What things make it more likely to get ankylosing spondylitis?

Genetics: Ankylosingvspondylitis is primarily a disease associated with a genetic marker called hl a b27. This is an inherited factor. There have been no other markers found to indicate a cause of the disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if you are starting to get ankylosing spondylitis?

What are the symptoms if you are starting to get ankylosing spondylitis?

Her it is: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity. These symptoms may come on so gradually that you don't notice them at first. Over time, symptoms may worsen, improve or stop completely at irregular intervals. ...Read more

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I'm 35 year old and from last 8 year's I have ankylosing spondylitis. My hight is 5'7" and my weight is 55 kg.How I can get some weight and be healthy?

BMI 19.7 (normal): according to the numbers you provided, normal range for body mass index is between 18.5 and 25, yours is on the lower side of the normal range, better keep it this way given that you have ankylosing spondylitis, your best bet with this condition is to keep moving and exercise as much as you can, good luck ...Read more

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I have ankylosing spondylitis and recently started to get nasal ulcers. Is it related?

Possibly Related: Ankylosing spondylitis is caused by immune system dysfunction. Nasal ulcerations can also result from immune system problems. ...Read more

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Positive blood test for ankylosing spondylitis. 2 cases of iritis in 4 mos. No other symptoms like joint pain. Aside from iritis, will i get joint pain?

See below: It sounds like you are positive for hla-b27antigen. There is a good chance that you have joint involvement one day. However; it may be in the form of a different seronegative spondyloarthropathy besides ankylosing spondylitis. I would recommend that you consider seeing rheumatologist for an evaluation but also to be considered for therapy for your eyes since you have 2 attacks of iritis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more