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Doctors for Alpha-1-antitrypsin in Chickballapur, Hubli-Dharwad
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) is a deficiency that is an inherited condition and raises risks of lung and liver disease. The signs and symptoms may vary from individual to individual. The symptoms include shortness of breath, decreased capacity to exercise, wheezing, weight loss, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, etc. AAT is a protein that protects the lungs, if they are not in proper shape they get stuck in the liver cells and cannot reach the lungs leading to problematic situations.
HOW IS ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN DIAGNOSED?
A1AT deficiency remains undiagnosed in many patients. However, patients with respiratory problems are more likely to suffer from the disease. Hence, one must visit a general physician if she or he meets the above mentioned symptoms.
HOW IS ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN TREATED?
The treatment of this deficiency usually takes place with the help of injections or IV fluids that contain the alpha 1 antitrypsin enzyme. Also, augmentation therapy can also help people suffering from this deficiency. Yet, augmentation therapy may not be appropriate for patients who are also suffering from liver failure.
DID YOU KNOW?
Excessive smoking usually contributes to this condition.