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What are the concerns with having ankylosing spondylitis?

What are the concerns with having ankylosing spondylitis?

Several things: It is a painful condition early on. Sleeping and resting in the most comfortable position lead to poor posture, and if the disease is full blown and fuses the spine, it ends up fused (stiff) in a bad position. This bent forward position can worsen and interfere with daily life activities. Good medication, good posture, proper therapy can prevent these problems and reduce the need for major surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

A defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, making it essentially ...Read more


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What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

What are the concerns with having kyphosis?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is and in what part of the spine. In the mid back it may be a cosmetic (appearance) problem. The the neck and mid back, it can lead to the spinal cord to malfunction. In the low back it can prevent good posture and cause severe low back pain. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more

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What are the risks/ concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

What are the risks/ concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

Both are: Serious conditions and the treatment of one will be impacted by the other. Do you know specifics about the leukemia? Acute or chronic. Myeloid or lymphoid? ...Read more

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What are the risks/concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

Lupus and Cancer: Systemic lupus erythematosus (“lupus” or “sle”) and other autoimmune diseases are linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Specifically, lupus patients may experience an elevated risk of lymphoma and other cancers, such as cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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Is Multiple Schlorsis and Ankylosing spondylitis related? What are chances that a person has both?

Is Multiple Schlorsis and Ankylosing spondylitis related?  What are chances that a person has both?

Not related: MS is a neurologic disease caused by changes in the myelin covering sheaths on nerve fibers, allowing nerve impulses to 'short circuit'. Ankylosing spondyliitis is an arthritic condition affecting primarily the spine with gradual fusion of spinal segments altering one's posture. the two conditions are not at all related, though an individual could have both diseases. ...Read more

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What types of job are ideal for someone with ankylosing spondylitis?

What types of job are ideal for someone with ankylosing spondylitis?

This depends on: Several factors including how symptomatic you are and how well you are responding to treatment if even getting any in the first place. It also depends how involved your spine and joints are in terms of not just pain butrange of motion. So any job could be available but if more advanced disease, a desk type job or less physically demanding one would be ideal. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

What are the concerns with having cellulitis?

Spreading: Cellulitis, or skin infection, concerns us when it takes longer than 7 days to improve, or gets worse: spreading across more skin or going deeper into your blood. Watch out for increased pain, redness, red streaks, fever/chills, feeling bleah (malaise). ...Read more

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What are the signs and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis?

What are the signs and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis?

Pain, stiffness with: A decreasing range of motion usually. Blood testing will be positive for certain markers and treat ENT involves exercise and medication along with being posture conscious ...Read more

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Ankylosing spondylitis what are the chances to getting ssd?

Let me explain: The social security administration (ssa) does recognize as as a potentially disabling illness, under its inflammatory arthritis listing. You have to have stiffness of the dorsal or thoracic spine to certain degree. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Ankylosing Spondylitis flare up?

Stiffness: I would expect the patient to have spine pain and limited spine bending. Chest expansion, chest size difference between maximum exhale and maximum inhale size is less than 2 inches. Ankylosing Sponlylitis is rare in females ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having collagen vascular diseases?

What are the concerns with having collagen vascular diseases?

DIFFICULT ANSWER: Collagen vasular diseases include a broad spectrum of illnesses. As a rheumatologist, we do our best to isolate what collagen vasular disease a patient has. The term, collagen vascular disease does not descibe one disease but rather the whole practice of rheumatology. I figure your doctor may have found an abnormal boold test which may or may not be significant. I need more information to help you. ...Read more

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What are symptoms if ibd in a child with arthritis?

What are symptoms if ibd in a child with arthritis?

Many: Symptoms of ibd in a child can be very subtle. Linear growth delay, poor weight gain, iron deficiency anemia, decreased bone density...To name a few. Of course there is abdominal pain, blood in the stools, and diarrhea but these are more overt signs. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of uveitis in a child with jra?

What are symptoms of uveitis in a child with jra?

Maybe no symptoms: Uveitis secondary to juvenile arthritis often produces no symptoms until it is far advanced and the first symptom is significant visual loss. The child needs routine ophthalmologic exams to screen for subclinical uveitis. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the chances of having to get a joint replacement with rheumatoid arthritis?

Depends : Depends on age of diagnosis, severity of disease and medical treatment. See a rheumatologist and get treatment early to prevent the destruction of your joints. If you need a joint replacement, realize it is extremely successful at treating the arthritic joint but this is the last stage of treatment, prevention is key. ...Read more

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What are the concerns in a lupus patient?

Will SLE be midl!: Disease activity is key. I have many normal "lupus" patient, who have "laboratory diagnosis. But I have some patients with serious problems. This is not a one size fitas all disease. And the drugs we have can remit most patients who have had significant flares. So be optimistic and do not "become your illness." good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks with pregnancy when you have lupus sle?

SLE: There can be a variety of issues with pregnancy and sle. There can be problems with the mother, with activation of lupus, with kidney and blood pressure issues to name a few. There can be risks to the baby as well. You will be monitored with high-risk ob. This is a serious medical setting and needs to be carefully followed. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having esophageal rupture?

What are the concerns with having esophageal rupture?

Sepsis, death: Esophageal rupture is often a life-threatening condition if not treated immediately. Food particles and bacteria leak out of the esophagus into the chest cavities which can cause overwhelming infection. If caught early, aggressive antibiotic use can be successful. In other situations, an operation may be necessary. ...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