In this case, the results of the poll were announced by the Association of rheumatologists of Russia and the community of patients suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, and company-pharmaceutical manufacturer “Novartis Pharma”.
All-Russia centre of studying of public opinion conducted an online survey on its site, knowing the Russians, they do not face any discomfort in the body, which could be a manifestation of a serious incurable disease. It turned out that such symptoms are characteristic for many people in the country, many of them either do this self-treatment or ignore the symptoms, which ultimately may affect their health.
Ankylosing spondylitis or ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disease in which suffer the sacroiliac joints and spine, as well as problems in the joints of bones and ligaments, tendons. As there is a disease is unknown, there is reason to assume that it is an autoimmune disease, the predisposition to which is inherited. The main symptom of pathology is a long back pain that occasionally escalates. When moving the discomfort continues but it is felt at rest, often at night, may experience pain in the heel, joints and even eyes.
Age fathers transmit more mutations than the age of the mother
Of those surveyed by VTSIOM Russians about the constant back pain, lasting more than three months was reported by 70%. Other symptoms, such as night pain or reduce the intensity of the sensations when driving, was diagnosed in 57-71% of the population. More than a third of respondents said that they first felt back pain before 18 years. In this case, by a rheumatologist, a doctor who can help with ankylosing spondylitis, gets only 12% of patients. Almost 20% are not treated with anything and not go to the doctors, more than a third of self-medicating. Experts warn that with early diagnosis it is possible to preserve the quality of life, and if the disease is noticed too late – with a high probability the patient will receive disability.