• over 1 year ago

    Parents with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis

    I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm usually healthy, but I suffer from migraines (had them since I was 15, they run on my mother's side of the family) and a tennis elbow (on and off for about 7 years now).

    My dad (64) was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis about four years ago, and my mom (57) was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis about 2 years ago.
    Needless to say, I'm worried I have a pretty good chance of getting of these two illnesses...

    And I have a few questions:
    1. Are there any warning signs I should look out for?
    2. Should I ask my physician to get tested? Is there a way to test for these illnesses now?
    3. Are there any preventative measures I can take to lower the chance of an Spondylitis/Arthritis occurrence? Or even just delaying it?

    Thank you for your help!