یہ ریڑھ کی ہڈی کو متاثر کرنے والی بیماری ہے جس کی علامات میں درد اور گردن کے پٹھوں کا کھچائو شامل ہیں۔ سانس میں دقت اور ریڑھ کی لچک کم ہونے کی علامات بھی ظاہر ہو سکتی ہیں۔
Spondylosis refers to an inflammatory condition that causes the vertebrae in the spine to fuse over time. This fusion makes the spine less flexible, resulting in a hunched posture. Breathing deeply can be difficult if the ribs are impacted. Although there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, therapies can help to alleviate symptoms and reduce the disease's progression. Therefore, ankylosing spondylitis patients can expect a similar life expectancy as the general population.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Facts and Figures:
Ankylosing spondylitis affects approximately 0.1 to 1.4% of people around the world, including some celebrities. Here are some facts and statistics about Ankylosing Spondylitis in Pakistan according to a study published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences:
|Prevalence in Pakistan||0.5 to 1%|
|Commonly Affects||Young Adults|
|Age for Early symptoms||20 to 40 years|
|Average Age for Diagnosis||Before 45 years|
|Problems related to Ankylosing Spondylitis||Osteoporosis, spinal fractures, Cardiovascular disease, Joint damage|
|Specialists who Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis||Rheumatologists|
Early symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include:
The areas commonly affected are:
If you have any of the symptoms given above, it is important to consult a doctor. You can book an online appointment with the Best Rheumatologists in Pakistan now via Marham.
The cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown, though hereditary factors appear to play a role. People with the HLA-B27 gene, in particular, are at a much higher risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis. However, only a small percentage of persons who carry the gene acquire the disease.
Since Ankylosing Spondylitis is mostly caused due to genetic problems are no preventive measures. However, AS can be treated through: