Pregnancy can be a magical time in a woman's life, but the realities of carrying a baby may have you concerned if you're already managing ankylosing spondylitis. For instance, will the typical back pain of pregnancy be magnified by your ankylosing spondylitis back pain?
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Continue reading the main story Vidyamala Burch is helping people in pain through the practice of "mindfulness", the act of paying more attention to the present moment. But it took her many years to discover it for herself first.
Variations of an enzyme could help health care professionals identify patients more likely to be diagnosed with a rare rheumatologic condition. According to a study done by researchers at the University of Southampton, individuals with a variation in ERAP1 could show a potential susceptibility to ankylosing spondylitis.
Extra-articular disease manifestations that can have substantial impact on quality of life are common among patients with ankylosing spondylitis, a meta-analysis found. Across published studies, the pooled prevalence of acute anterior uveitis among patients with this inflammatory spine disease was 25.8% (95% CI 24.1-27.6), according to Carmen Stolwijk, MD, of…
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with congenital heart disease are at low risk for heart-related complications when they give birth, a new study finds.
Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and between 5 to 8 million use opioids for long-term pain management. Data shows the number of prescriptions written for opioids as well opioid overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, highlighting a growing addiction problem in the U.S.
Do you make resolutions this time of year? As caregivers, it's easy to overlook your own needs while focusing on the needs of others; however, it's important for you to take care of yourself so that you're at your best to care for your loved one.
A new study has discovered natural variations in an immune system enzyme that can leave individuals susceptible to the inflammatory rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis. The new study finds that certain pairs of variants in the ERAP1 gene are found only in people with the inflammatory rheumatic disease ankylosing spondylitis.
I log on and see…wow…a while since I last wrote something. It's not because all the sudden you miraculously are healed. Nope, that won't happen when you have a disease with NO CURE. Sometimes the lag between the blogs is because you just don't feel that well or maybe just…
ZURICH-A drug developed by Novartis AG significantly improved the symptoms of patients with a debilitating inflammatory disease, according to data presented by the Swiss pharmaceutical giant on Saturday, setting up the prospect of another big-selling product for its portfolio.