Living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can be frustrating and emotional. The challenges and changes you face in your daily activities can be stressful. People with AS may experience self-esteem issues, depression, sleep disturbances, and anxiety disorders. AS can have a large impact on a person's quality of life and psychological well-being.
The impact of AS on your life can be enormous, but you don't have to let it get in the way of living the life you want. Recognizing how AS affects your emotional health is one of the first steps you can take towards taking control of your condition. You can learn to effectively cope with these emotions so that you can live your life to your full potential.
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