I have an intrathoratic stomach-my whole stomach and part of colon have moved into my chest cavity with bent back have problems breathing. While researching this find it is rare & a high % of people have a degree of bent spines-anyone else out there?
That's sounds like a para-esophageal hiatus hernia, your bent over posture making the situation worse by enhancing the odds your stomach will stay up and not slide back. Taking a breath drops your intrathoracic pressure and also favors your stomach moving up to chest. This is not common, but likely not AS either. People without AS get that. The AS definitely doesn'help. We already have a restrictive lung defect with our stiff spines and non mobile ribcage, you must have a double dose as the stomach is displacing some of your lung andworseningyourventilation. Usually it's fixed surgicallywith a laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair, but AS is such a high surgical risk they probably won't offer that to you. Wow Jackieyou haveabouttheseverest case I have heard of in a while. I shouldn't be complainingaboutmine at all.