Move with AS Ankylosing Spondylitis #MOVEwithAS

Move with AS Ankylosing Spondylitis


Ankylosing Spondylitis a mouthful to pronounce isn’t it? Imagine living with it would be even harder. Ankylosing Spondylitis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the spine, a form of arthritis often affecting people since adolescence. Usually patients with this degenerative disease live life unaware; when they are diagnosed with AS, the disease would have developed to the advanced stages. Hopefully together we can spread the awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and join Move with AS charity run this May 7th, 2017.

Move with AS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, #MOVEwithAS
Move with AS Ankylosing Spondylitis
#MOVEwithAS


Move with AS Ankylosing Spondylitis is going to be a fun run with 6 obstacles and 4 mini games. Not only you have a fun day out with workout but also help the needy. Move with AS is a charity run to raise awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis disease, 100% of the registration fees go to Arthritis Foundation Malaysia (AFM) to subside AS patients treatments.

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Move with AS Charity Run #MOVEwithAS
  
Move with AS Ankylosing Spondylitis #MOVEwithAS
Date: 7th May 2017
Time: 6.30am
Venue: Evolve Concept Mall, Ara Damansara, Selangor.
Total Distance: 3 km with 6 Obstacles & 4 Mini Games
Registration: www.bit.ly/movewithas

Well some may relate AS as back pain, they are different. One of the most common symptoms that differentiate AS pain and mechanical back pain is patient can feel improvements of their condition with exercise and no improvement with rest. Let’s get into a little more detail about AS.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
This is a painful, progressively debilitating inflammatory disease. It is caused by inflammation of the spine leading to irreversible damage that significantly reduces patients’ mobility and quality of life. Globally, AS occurs in approximately 1% of the general population and typically affects young men and women in their teens and 20s. Furthermore, it affects more males than females, with an approximate ratio of 2:1.

What are the symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

What are the symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
This is a systemic disease, which means symptoms may not be limited to the joints. Patients with the condition might experience fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Eye inflammation (redness and pain) occurs in some patients with spondylitis. In rare cases, lung and heart problems might develop. 

The areas that are most commonly affected includes:
• The joint between the base of spine and pelvis;
• Vertebrae in the lower back;
• The places where tendons and ligaments attach to bones, mainly in the spine, but sometimes along the back of the heel;
• The cartilage between breastbone and ribs;
• Hip and shoulder joints

What are the physical and psychological effects of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Up to 70% of patients with severe AS can develop spinal fusion (bones grow together), which significantly reduces mobility and quality of life. AS patients professional performance is significantly affected, with 78% more likely to shorten their working hours and therefore are at risk of losing their jobs. AS patients are unable to effectively undertake day-to-day activities, they may develop anxiety and depression.

Let's Join Move with AS Charity Run on 7th May, 17
have fun, help the needy and spread awareness

Through #MOVEwithAS I hope that more people like you and me would be equipped with knowledge to identify the early signs of AS. Hopefully we can destigmatize AS disease by driving better understanding within the community about this invisible disease. Plus the rate of early detection and treatment will be increased enabling AS patients a better standard of living.

For more information about Move with AS Ankylosing Spondylitis, please visit This AS Life Malaysia Website and Facebook. For #MovewithAS Charity Run Registration please visit www.bit.ly/movewithas

10 comments:

  1. This is interesting to know. will visit the sites for more information

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  2. such a meaningful event. too bad i already had something on that day and wouldn't be available. :(

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  3. Thank you for sharing these new information.. Geez being too lazy is not good lah! And its scary.

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  4. I've never heard of Ankylosing Spondylitis before this. I know of the condition, just never bothered to find out its name. This is indeed a meaningful charity event and we should all support it.

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  5. Thanks for the information and let's create awareness to the public and join the run.

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  6. I've never heard of this condition before. The run sounds like a great way to spread awareness!

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  7. Its run with a good couse. May I know how much is the participation fee?

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  8. This is really a great awareness to the public! Nice!!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this babe! I never heard of this until I read on your blog! It was definitely a meaningful event and charity =)

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