Ankylosing Spondylitis is a medical condition that is characterized by the inflammation of the spine and joints located in the low back. Chronic inflammation often leads to the stiffness and pain in and around the spine. Over time, ankylosing spondylitis may lead to the loss of mobility of the spine and can affect other organs throughout the body. This disease is more common in men than women and is believed to be genetically inherited.
The typical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include fatigue, low-grade fever, inflammation of the joints of low back, elbows, knees, hips, ankles, spine and other organs, and pain in the lower back and upper buttock area. The stiffness is often eased by a warm shower or motion in the morning. Chronic patients of ankylosing spondylitis may also develop forward curvature of the upper torso, shortness of breath, coughing and scarring of the lungs.
The treatment options include medication therapy to reduce the inflammation of joints and further progression of the disease to other body parts, physical therapy to improve the spine mobility and lung capacity, and exercise (aerobic workouts) to improve the posture and open the airways of the lungs.
The sufferers of ankylosing spondylitis should also use a dietary supplement that helps maintain the health of the joints. Natrol CetylPure Joint Health is a cutting-edge product on the market that helps lubricate joints and promotes mobile joint function. CetylPure is a revolutionary compound that promotes the relief of joint discomfort and helps maintain the natural lubricating fluid in joints and cartilage. Take 2 capsules daily with a meal.