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Does having ankylosing spondylitis increase the risk of osteoporosis?
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Yes, ankylosing spondylitis does increase the risk of osteoporosis — a condition that causes bones to thin and weaken as they become more porous inside.

Decreased bone mineral density is a common complication of ankylosing spondylitis. This is especially true for those who've had the condition for a long time.

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