Ankylosing SpondylitisInfo Center

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Cigarettes May Worsen Arthritis
Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are two vices that can take a toll on your health in a variety of ways. More specifically, these habits may worsen certain types of arthritis.
Humira Works for Spondyloarthritis
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ) are used often to treat axial spondyloarthritis - a type of spinal arthritis. When these drugs don't work, doctors and patients have to find another option.
Signs of Future Spinal Damage in AS
Over time, ankylosing spondylitis can do some serious damage to your spine. If doctors can find out why the disease gets worse in certain patients, they may also be able to slow down the damage of this painful disease.
Smoking Worsens Back Arthritis
A little over half a century ago, cigarettes were not seen as a danger. Some doctors even recommended them. Today, we know that cigarettes are linked to a variety of health problems, including arthritis.
Bone Loss Common in AS Patients
People with ankylosing spondylitis can develop weak and brittle bones, or osteoporosis. But it can be hard to spot osteoporosis in these patients because of certain traits of ankylosing spondylitis.
Spotting Spinal Arthritis Early
Ankylosing spondylitis is not the most common cause of back pain. As such, it might be over-the-top to screen every back pain patient for ankylosing spondylitis . So, how can doctors more easily spot those with the disease?
Humira: Early Response, Future Success
Doctors want to know if the drugs they prescribe to their ankylosing spondylitis patients are helping. If they are not seeing positive results, they may want to change course as soon as possible.
Tag Team Threat to a Woman's Heart
No matter who you are, it is important to take care of your heart. If you are a woman with inflammatory arthritis and a certain thyroid problem, it is time to start taking special care of your heart.
Place Tied to Arthritis Pain
Millions of people across the United States suffer from some form of arthritis. To reduce these numbers, researchers first have to know what populations are most affected.
Stop the Pain, Slow the Disease
Some drugs treat the symptoms of a disease, while others attack the disease at its core, preventing it from getting worse. A certain type of drug may do both for people with ankylosing spondylitis .