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World Ankylosing Spondylitis Month

What is World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day about?

World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day, also known as World AS Day, is celebrated each year on the first Saturday of May to raise awareness and ensure prompt treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic, progressive, auto-immune disease that affects mainly the spine, hips, neck and joints. Fusion of the spinal bones is one of the most dreaded consequence of Ankylosing Spondylitis.[1]

Ankylosing Spondylitis cannot be cured, but new medical therapies are now available that can help delay spinal fusion and manage symptoms better.[2][3]

This World AS DAY let us strengthen our resolve to help AS patients manage their condition better.

Fight The Fuse celebrates World Ankylosing Spondylitis Month

All of us at Fight The Fuse are celebrating the entire month of May 2020 as World AS Month, with a range of ‘virtual’ events and activities engaging Ankylosing Spondylitis fighters, their caregivers and their doctors.

Our motto in the fight against AS

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Urging all of you to keep up the resolve and persevere in managing your fight against Ankylosing Spondylitis and lead better, fuller lives.

Our online platforms at Fight The Fuse aim to:

Dispel Myths

Dispel Myths

Importance of Exercise

Instil importance of managing Ankylosing Spondylitis through right medication, exercise and lifestyle changes

Build Supportive Community

Build a supportive community of people with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Watch out for live interactive webinars, practical tips for download and much more.

Ladoge Toh Jeetoge Webinar Series

Dealing with AS? Got a lot of unanswered queries?

Have your doubts resolved by leading Rheumatologists. Attend an online webinar.

Featured Experts

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Live Interaction

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

Living Better with AS Toolkit

Ankylosing  SpondyliTIPS

You can also join us on Facebook & YouTube as we battle Ankylosing Spondylitis together.

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  1. Sieper J, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2002;61(Suppl III):iii8–iii18

  2. Medicalnewstoday. Ankylosing spondylitis: Effects and treatment. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 13 April 2020

  3. van der Heijde D, et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2017;0:1–14

Disclaimer: This page has content or links to content that contain a graphical representation of an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient. Always seek medical advice from your Rheumatologist/Physiotherapist before undertaking any physical activity.