You're not doomed. Problem is people don't want to change their lifestyle to accommodate AS. People keep trying to fight it and you're not going to win. The sooner you work with it the better you'll be physically and mentally. Doctors do not treat they only prescribe. If that were the case then there would be no need for doctors. Also the information provided by doctors and specialist on how to improve symptoms without medications is wrong.
my rheumatologist couldnt understand why my pain markers on the sheet I kept filling out was dropping 2 points every four months after I stopped my tnf blockers. She now asks me for information which she also now helps other patients along with their medications.
If you want some information to live better quality of life send me a message.
Winston, the problem is cardio.will not do anything to prevent any combination.i see a cardio and ep doc none are doing anything to prevent anything. They run test and if there normal they leave it at that.
So yes you should get annual check but doubt there helpful unless you have something serious going on
Well, if everything is normal, what do you expect them to do? Prevention involves controlling inflammation, keeping blood pressure and cholesterol normal, and living a healthy lifestyle. I don't know of anything else that can be done.