‘Everyone gets tired’, I’m sure you’ve heard this annoying comment so many times. But chronic and long-term fatigue in ankylosing spondylitis isn’t like tiredness. It can really wear you down and leave you feeling absolutely drained. It can last for days or weeks at a time and no amount of sleep or rest will relieve it. Some people describe it as overwhelming. Unfortunately, fatigue is common among people with AS and there’s a big chance you will experience it at some point.read more
Ankylosing spondylitis can be an overwhelming diagnosis. Luckily, there are lots of small steps that you can take each day to help manage your symptoms and reduce the impact they have on your daily life.read more
Exercising is one of the most important things you can do for your ankylosing spondylitis, that’s nothing new, we’ve done an article on this before.
The simplest and one of the most beneficial ways to get you moving is stretching. Simple stretches can help you reduce pain and stiffness, improve your posture and overall wellbeing. In the long term, it can help your spine to remain mobile. Don’t underestimate them.read more
Nowadays, it’s a widely accepted fact that smoking tobacco is harmful to your health in so many ways. In fact, an estimated 80,000 people die each year from diseases caused by smoking in the UK alone. Several scientific research studies have found tobacco smoking can worsen your ankylosing spondylitis, especially if you’re one of the heavy smokers.read more
Jenni’s personal experience in visiting the biologics’ clinic for the first time and starting her anti-TNF therapy. See what you can expect before your own appointment.read more
Unfortunately you can’t cure ankylosing spondylitis but you can successfully manage it following steps below. We’ll get in more detail on every aspect of treatment, but for now enjoy those top tips for managing your AS.read more
Exercise is the single most important thing you can do to help yourself. The fitter and more flexible you are, the easier it will be to deal with your stiffness and pain.read more