Health News

AS Medication Didn't Change Heart Risks
A long term disease named  Ankylosing   Spondylitis has been linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular problems. A number of factors could be responsible for this increased risk, including the drugs used to treat this painful condition.
Bigger is Badder in AS
Ankylosing spondylitis on its own is enough to keep patients from living a normal, active life. Add obesity to the mix and the picture may get worse.
To Switch or Not To Switch AS Drugs
No two patients with ankylosing spondylitis are exactly the same. As such, a drug treatment that works for one patient may not work for the other. When one drug isn't working out, patients may turn to another drug.
Sweeter Dreams with Back Arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a painful condition that can interfere with many aspects of your life, including your sleep. If your back pain is keeping you from getting a good night's rest, it may be time to make some changes.
Do Anti-TNFs Keep Patients Working?
Chronic pain can make it hard to do your job or to even get a job. Drugs may aid some chronic pain patients with their work troubles. But when it comes to ankylosing spondylitis , it's still unclear if certain drugs help.
Bone Density and Broken Backs in AS
Ankylosing spondylitis affects the joints of your spine. Over time, these joints can become badly damaged. This damage could be breaking backs.
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 Approved in Europe for Treatment of Spondyloarthritis
Abbott announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of adults with severe axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) who have no X-ray evidence of structural damage.
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.