AS is a progressive form of arthritis that affects the spine and nearby joints.

The inflammation can cause the spine to fail. The spine will be less flexible.

The spine may lose its flexibility as the disease progresses. The eyes, heart, and gastrointestinal system are all affected by AS.

Understanding the possible problems of AS can help you prepare for the future. If there are any new symptoms, you should talk to your doctor.

If left unaddressed, chronic inflammation can cause the spine to fail. Your spine may become more rigid when this happens.

You may have decreased range of motion.

  • bending.
  • twisting
  • turning

You may have more The neck is tight.and back pain.

When AS becomes very advanced, you may develop a stooped posture. If bones in the The neck is tight.fuse together, you may have problems looking straight ahead or turningyour head fully.

The inflammation is not limited to your spine and back. It can involve other joints.

  • The The hips are not straight.are not straight.
  • The The shoulders are big.are big.
  • The ribs are large.

Inflammation can cause pain in your peripheral joints. This may cause more pain.

The inflammation may affect the bones and the joints, which may make it difficult to move.

Iritis, also called anterior uveitis, is a type of eye inflammation that about 50% of people with AS experience.

If inflammation spreads to your eyes, you may develop it.

  • Eye pain.
  • Light has a sensitivity to light.
  • blurred vision

Iritis can be treated with eye drops and needs immediate medical attention to prevent long-term damage.

Pain and joint damage may occur in AS, even though the main area of inflammation is the spine.

  • The jaw is broken.
  • The chest.
  • The neck is tight.
  • The The shoulders are big.are big.
  • The The hips are not straight.are not straight.
  • The knees.
  • The anklets.

According to the Spondylitis Association of America, about 15% of people with AS have The jaw is broken.inflammation, which can affect chewing and swallowing.

A 2019 study of 120 participants with AS found that about 86% experienced fatigue. Brain fog and a general lack of energy are also common.

A number of factors can contribute to this.

  • Anemia.
  • Loss of sleep from pain or uncomfortable sensations.
  • Your body is forced to work harder because of weakness in your muscles.
  • Depression or other mental health issues.
  • Drugs used to treat arthritis.

It can have multiple causes and it requires a complex approach to treat fatigue. It may take time to find the right method for you, because there may be more than one treatment needed.

Osteoporosis is a common complication for people with AS. It causes weakened bones. Up to half of all people with this condition will develop osteoporosis.

The bones may break more easily if they are damaged. This is true in the spine for people with AS.

A stiff spine and low bone density are the main causes of spine injuries. Your spine may be damaged by a spine injury.

It is important that you are screened for bone loss early and often if you have AS. The doctor will use the scans to diagnose osteoporosis. They should use newer techniques and systems.

AS has been associated with a number of cardiovascular diseases.

  • Aortitis is inflammation of the aorta.
  • A valve disease.
  • “Problems with your heart’s rhythm are called conduction disorders.”
  • cardiomyopathy is a disease affecting the heart muscles.
  • Ischemic heart disease is a disease of the heart.

Inflammation can affect your body. The aorta may become enlarged and distorted as a result of inflammation. A damaged valve may affect your heart function.

Talk with your doctor as soon as possible if you have any The chest.pain.

Up to 60% of people with AS experience inflammation of the GI tract, but not all show symptoms. Those who do develop symptoms may experience:

  • stomach ache
  • There is a lot of diarrhea.
  • Other problems with the body.

GI symptoms may lead to a diagnosis. AS has links to other websites.

  • inflammatory bowel disease is a disease.
  • It is called ulcerative colitis.
  • “There is a disease called Crohn’s disease.”

Complications within the lungs are not as common as they used to be. They include:

  • The lungs have stiffening in the upper lobes.
  • There are diseases in the lungs.
  • Ventilatory impairment is when you have less efficient breathing.
  • sleep disorder
  • The lungs collapsed.

If your posture is affected by AS, it may also make it harder to expand your The take deep breaths.

People who have had AS for many years are more likely to have Cauda equina syndrome.

The lower legs and bladder are affected by the effects of the CES. It can cause a loss of ability to move parts of the body.

People with AS who go on to develop the technology may experience this.

  • The pain is in the back.
  • Reduced reflexes in the legs can be a symptom.
  • The feeling in the groin and buttocks has been lost.
  • Sexual function.
  • Control over the bladder or bowels can be lost.

Amyloidosis is a rare condition that occurs when a amyloid builds up in your tissues and organs. Amyloid can cause organ failure if it is not naturally found in the body.

While rare, kidney amyloidosis is the most common kidney complication found in people with AS.

If amyloid builds up in the kidneys, you are more likely to develop a disease that requires a transplant.

One 2021 study found that people with AS were over six times more likely to develop amyloidosis than a control group.

You and your doctor should be able to discover and diagnose AS early. It is possible to reduce symptoms and reduce the chance of long-term problems by starting treatment early.

Not everyone will be diagnosed with the condition at an early stage. If you are experiencing back pain and unsure of the cause, you should see your doctor.

If you are diagnosed with AS and start experiencing new symptoms, you should check with your doctor. These include:

  • It is getting worse or worse.
  • Changes to your vision.
  • The chest.pain
  • stomach issues
  • breathing problems
  • Your lower limbs lose feeling or control.

“You should keep up with regular screenings and doctor’s appointments so that you can identify any possible problems early on.”