Ankylosing spondylitis is also known as lumbar or spinal rheumatism. It usually occurs at a young age. So what is ankylosing spondylitis? Information about the symptoms and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition known as rheumatism of the waist or spine. This condition, which mostly occurs at a young age, is a type of inflammatory rheumatism that affects the joint between the spine and the hip.

What are the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis?

Turkey Medicals JCI hospital Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. Dr. described the symptoms of the disease as follows:

Pain, photosensitivity and blurred vision are other common symptoms. If these symptoms are present, an ophthalmologist should be consulted immediately.

The ligaments and the areas where the tendons attach to the bone become inflamed. For this reason, it creates conditions called “hot spots” in areas such as the pelvis, chest and heel. Usually, the Achilles tendon behind the heel and the plantar fascia at the base of the heel are affected. The pain can make it difficult to walk or stand on a hard floor.

Inflammation and scar tissue around the ribs can cause a tightness or pain in the chest. Pain in coughing or breathing can get worse. Chest pain can feel like angina, which occurs when there is too little blood flow to your heart. Since angina is an early warning sign of a heart attack, if you experience this symptom, immediately see a doctor in Turkey hospital.

The disease can swell the joints between your ribs and the spine and in front of your chest. The negativity in this area makes it difficult to take a deep breath. It can also cause inflammation and injuries to the lungs. With chest tightness and lung injuries, shortness of breath and coughing may develop, especially when exercising.

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an immune system disease. This means that your immune system has launched an attack against your own body. It releases infectious substances called cytokines. These chemicals circulating in the body can make you feel tired.

How is ankylosing spondylitis treated?

The primary treatment of the disease will be to eliminate the pain and swelling that appear. Since there is no definitive treatment, it should be aimed to give treatments aimed at improving the quality of life of people as much as possible today.

In addition to drug therapy, exercises aimed at improving the movements of individuals and stretching as much as possible can be performed.

There are no surgical methods of treatment for the disease.


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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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