What health problems should I look for in ankylosing spondylitis?
Individuals with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may also experience bowel inflammation, including Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. About one third of individuals with AS will experience uveitis, or inflammation of the eyes. Signs of this inflammation include painful, watery, red eyes accompanied by blurry vision or sensitivity to light. Additionally, 2-10% of individuals with AS will experience cardiac issues, which may include aoritis, valvular disease, or cardiomyopathy.