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Summer is finally here, and I for one couldn’t be happier about it. Bring on the hot days, the soaking thunderstorms that strike out of nowhere, and even the humidity; after a long, cold, snowy winter, both my spirit and my joints are ready to shed some layers and enjoy the heat. I know to some, 90 degree days sound awful, but I much prefer the misery of being hot and sweaty to the misery of being bitterly cold and brittle. I didn’t grow up in the South and at the beach for nothing.
Unfortunately, as much as I love basking in the sun’s rays, my skin does not. To describe me as fair-skinned is an understatement. I am pale, pale, pale. I’m so pale, I practically emit light when I go to the beach and lay out in my bikini. I used to be self-conscious about my fair skin when I was younger and having a deep, brown tan was considered stylish, but as I got older, I got over it and accepted that I will always be pale.
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Diseases that fall under spondyloarthritis umbrella are ankylosing spondylitis , reactive arthritis (known previously as Reiter's syndrome) psoriatic arthritis and psoriatic spondylitis, and the arthritis or spondylitis associated with the inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease . Still other patients may develop undifferentiated spondyloarthritis. This means they have symptoms or signs of one of the illnesses above, but don't develop the full blown disease. The disease most frequently begins between ages 20 and 40, but may begin before age 10. It affects more males than females. Risk factors include a family history of ankylosing spondylitis and male gender. Symptoms of Spondyloarthris The disease starts with hip or low back pain that comes and goes and is worse at night, in the morning, or after inactivity. Back pain may begin in the sacroiliac joints (between the pelvis and the spine) and involve all or part of the spine. Pain may go aw...
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