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Smoking cessation to prevent Ankylosing spondylitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi doctor....I am suffering from Ancolysing spondalities...Is there any cure for this...and What are the medicine and precuations I should take to reduce my pain.....
Doctor :   What are you treatement modalities now?
Doctor :   I mean what youa re using now
User :   Nothing...I am just taking a medicine called NUCOXIA...which reduces the pain a bit...besides that I am doing certain excercise..
Doctor :   Do you smoke
User :   Yes i do smoke
Doctor :   Ok What symptoms do you have now
Doctor :   I mean back ache, chest pain
Doctor :   etc
User :   severe back pain
Doctor :   Most importantly you have to reduce the smoking
Doctor :   and then gradually quit it
Doctor :   as it increases the severity
Doctor :   and later leads to reduced mobility of chest wall
Doctor :   Smoking cessation to optimize lung function
Doctor :   Smoking cessation hopes to improve the quality of breathing and maintain chest expansion.

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