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Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic, progressive condition with symptoms that can be burdensome, and may lead to difficulties in doing simple daily tasks.
Learning to adapt to the daily challenges posed by Ankylosing Spondylitis can be a tedious, but not impossible task.
Let’s show you how:
Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis is a simple process of breaking up or categorizing certain aspects like stress, getting the right support, exercise routines, posture guidelines, lifestyle management and symptom tracking.
Tackling these aspects in your daily life will help you lead a productive and fulfilling life and Fight the Fuse!
Dealing with symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis like stiffness, pain and immobility can be stressful. Did you know anxiety is your body’s response to stressful situations?
Here are some hints on managing Ankylosing Spondylitis related stress:
Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis may be overwhelming at times. It is important that you are connected with your Rheumatologist who will help you overcome treatment related doubts and anxieties.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while contacting your Rheumatologist:
Ankylosing Spondylitis has an impact on every aspect of life. Learning to cope with the symptoms by making small changes in your lifestyle will go a long way towards better management.
Here are a few lifestyle tips to help you cope:
Exercise, along with the right treatment will enable you to manage your symptoms better. Exercise can be done anywhere - in the gym, in a park or even at home. Your Rheumatologist or Physiotherapist will be able to help you with selecting the exercises that will work best for you.
Here are some tips to help you plan the right exercise schedule:
Posture is an often overlooked aspect of Ankylosing Spondylitis management. Be mindful of maintaining a correct posture at all times – while working, sleeping, exercising or leisure.
Here are some tips to help you with your posture:
Tracking your symptoms will help you and your Rheumatologist decipher the progression of your condition more accurately. It can also help you have a more meaningful conversation with your Rheumatologist.
Here are 4 steps to be 'Symptom Aware':
Managing Ankylosing Spondylitis is a lifelong process. It is up to you to take this up as a challenge and pledge to live better with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Through this toolkit, we hope to focus on small lifestyle tips and tweaks that can make a big difference to your life.
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