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What can I do to improve quality of life with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)?

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You can do many things to better your quality of life if you have ankylosing spondylitis:

  • Exercise daily
  • Practice good posture
  • Make healthy lifestyle and food choices.
  • Use moist heat pads and cold packs.
  • Take your drugs as prescribed,
  • Don’t smoke

From: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Spondyloarthritis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “What is axial spondyloarthritis?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on April 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Spondyloarthritis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “What is axial spondyloarthritis?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on April 14, 2019

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