Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Learn About Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
In alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, the body’s normal production of the AAT protein is impaired, resulting in the destruction of sensitive lung tissue. Learn more about what causes this rare condition.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis
Individuals with AAT deficiency may have a wide variety of symptoms. Symptoms can appear early in life or may not begin until middle-age. Find out how to diagnose AAT.
Treating and Managing Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Though there is no cure, once diagnosed, several steps can be taken to control AAT symptoms and improve quality of life. See tips for what to expect, managing the condition and finding support for AAT deficiency.
Newly Diagnosed with Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor. Here are a few questions to ask your doctor about alpha-1.