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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

It is important for people with AS to understand the disease. Ankylosing spondylitis gradually worsens over time and leads to stiffness and pain in the joints. A good, regular stretching and exercise program can delay these symptoms.

People with AS should not smoke because of the increased risk of problems with the lungs.

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