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How long does ankylosing spondylitis last?

How long does ankylosing spondylitis last?

Life time: Ankylosing spondylitis doesn't follow a set course. The severity of symptoms and development of complications vary widely from person to person. There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but treatments can decrease your pain and lessen your symptoms. ...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 are the long term effects of ankylosing spondylitis?

What are the  long term  effects of ankylosing spondylitis?

Deformity/disability: Deformity and disability - without proper treatment. Heart, lung and eye problems appear infrequent. Watch for drug side effects. ...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?

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 have experienced a tender vertebra for the last 6 months. Could this be progressive AS? Other AS symptoms are mild.

I have ankylosing spondylitis and have experienced a tender vertebra for the last 6 months. Could this be progressive AS? Other AS symptoms are mild.

Possibly: With A/S your vertebral joints cannot heal as quickly when strained, hence, become inflamed and tender more easily. Speak with your rheumatologist about reducing the inflammation with alternative (turmeric) or prescription agents NSAIDS. Pain docs can also inject specific joints to ease your burden. TNS units, topical anti inflammatory (flector patch) agents can help too. ...Read more

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I have ankylosing spondylitis from 2007. I take nucoxia 90 everyday. But my pain is increasing from last one week in my lower back on right si joints?

I have ankylosing spondylitis from 2007.
I take nucoxia  90 everyday.
But my pain is increasing from last one week in my lower back on right si joints?

May need new drug: Nicosia 90 is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.It relieves pain and inflammation but does change the underlying disease. You need to see a Rheumatologist to see if you are a candidate for the newer anti tumor necrosis drugs which do change the disease. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis. In the last 15 months I've had trouble lifting my right leg towards my chest (put pants o?

Hi there, I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis. In the last 15 months I've had trouble lifting my right leg towards my chest (put pants o?

ANK SPONDYLITIS: AS is an autoimmune disease that can be tough to manage . You need a good Rheumatologist , full exam and lab work up. Also Mri of cervical and lumbar spine to assess your anatomy. There are several medications that are effective. If you have a bulging disc steroid epidural injection may help. I would seek prompt evaluation to assess what is underlying your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had a chest X-ray - Mild apical pleural thickening with minimal interstitial process- have ankylosing spondylitis. Pleurisy 4x last 6 months.Serious?

Rarer finding: Fibrocystic changed in apices of lungs common pulmonary manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. Pleural and pericardial effusions are less common. Effusions usually respond to steroid therapy if they do not clear spontaneously. AS is inflammatory disease with not uncommon apical fibrocystic lung disease. ...Read more

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What is ankylosing spondylitis?

No known cause: Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause, though genetic factors seem to be involved. In particular, people who have a gene called hla-b27 are at significantly increased risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

No: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed hla b27). Treatment is very helpful and it tends to be episodic. The spondylitis part is when the facts fuse causing stiffness of the spine. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

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