Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritic condition that affects the joints, spine and large joints. The most common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are constant pain and stiffness. The pain usually starts at the sacroiliac joint, which is located in the pelvis.
Here are some of the other ankylosing spondylitis symptoms that you might experience:
The cause of ankylosing spondylitis is largely unknown, but we do know that genetics play a significant role. HLA-B27 is a gene that is present in nearly 90% of people who develop ankylosing spondylitis. However, not everyone who carries the gene will develop the condition – only 1-2% of people with this gene will develop ankylosing spondylitis. Scientists believe that there are additional unknown factors that are necessary for the disease to appear.
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True, Those who have chronic, severe inflammation of the spine can develop a complete bony fusion of the spine. Over time, chronic inflammation of the spine (spondylitis) can lead to a complete cementing together (fusion) of the vertebrae, a process referred to as ankylosis. Once completely fused, the pain in the spine disappears, but the affected individual has a complete loss of spine mobility in the affected area.
True, Ankylosing spondylitis is 2 to 3 times more common in men than in women. In women, joints away from the spine are more frequently affected than in men. Ankylosing spondylitis affects all age groups, including children. The most common age of onset of symptoms is in the second and third decades of life.
The tendency to develop ankylosing spondylitis is believed to be genetically inherited, and the majority (nearly 90%) of Caucasian people with ankylosing spondylitis is born with a gene known as the HLA-B27 gene.
Difficulty in breathing.
Reduced ability to expand the chest can be a complication of ankylosing spondylitis. This is because ankylosing spondylitis can cause inflammation and limited range of motion of the spine as well as the joints where the ribs attach to the spine. This leads to limited ability to expand the chest wall, which is essential for optimal breathing.
Neither fat-free, gluten-free, nor vegetarian diets have been shown to be helpful for people with ankylosing spondylitis.
A healthy diet and exercise are good for everyone but may be especially helpful if you have ankylosing spondylitis. In people with rheumatoid arthritis, another inflammatory joint disease, a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids (found in cold-water fish, flax seeds, and walnuts) has been shown to help in reducing joint inflammation. Although the usefulness of omega-3 fatty acids is not as well studied in people with ankylosing spondylitis, there is some evidence that omega-3 supplements could reduce disease activity in people with ankylosing spondylitis.
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