Doctors for Hereditary Angioedema in Belavanki, Hubli-Dharwad
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Hereditary Angioedema is a disorder caused due to hereditary reasons and it is caused at birth. The condition is seen in swelling under the skin in different parts of the body. Swelling symptoms can appear even in childhood and they tend to go undiagnosed as well. The disorder is related to the levels of protein in the body system.
HOW IS HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA DIAGNOSED?
A large part of the diagnosis by the General Physician will be determined by the answers the patient gives to questions on the history of the condition, when it was first observed and so on. These and a physical examination will give the doctor a fair idea of the status of the disorder. A blood test will give the confirmation.
HOW IS HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA TREATED?
Doctors use a medicine called C1 esterase inhibitor (Cinryze) to prevent attacks. This is injected through the veins. The doctor may recommend oxygen and IV fluids to ease the symptoms. The treatment plan includes:
• Avoid situations that trigger attacks
• Address attacks early
• Manage life-threatening emergencies from airway swelling or shock
DID YOU KNOW?
Hereditary Angioedema can be life threatening with limited treatment options, especially when the airways are blocked due to swelling.