Ankylosing Spondylitis Linked to Childhood Stress

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Recent clinical studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document the impact of childhood stress on inflammatory responses later in life. These studies link a specific type of stress with autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Researchers call it an “Adverse Childhood Experience” or ACE.

Examples of ACE’s include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, alcohol and substance abuse, exposure to family members with mental illnesses, and other household dysfunctions.

Did you have an “adverse childhood experience”? Were you exposed to emotional or physical abuse, substance abuse, mental illness or other family dysfunction? Are you aware that buried stress from your childhood is root factor which may be central to your illness?

If you have AS, you probably had an ACE when you were a kid, and the buried stress you carry is still damaging your body. Sadly, there is no pill to cure ACE’s, and there’s not much your physicians can do to help you.

To solve the problem, effective stress relief is imperative. Proper relief from buried stress is a primary key to recovery from autoimmune disorders like Ankylosing Spondylitis.


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