3. Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is rare although very serious health condition whereby the vertebrae of the spine calcify and naturally fuse together. The condition is known to be a very painful and uncomfortable one, and it also has the ability to greatly impair movement. The first signs of the condition usually start to show in the early twenties or thirties, and an MRI, as well as x-rays, are needed to establish whether or not the condition is present – and from there, there are several treatment options available including eventual surgery to bring the condition under manageable control.
There are a few related disorders that can be directly connected to ankylosing spondylitis, of which uveitis is known to be one. If you have ankylosing spondylitis, then it automatically means that you are put at a higher risk of developing uveitis during your lifetime, and you should take care to follow a healthy diet and monitor your condition carefully from there.