Doctors for Hereditary Angioedema in New Cotton Market, Hubli-Dharwad
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Hereditary Angioedema is a very rare type of genetic disorder or condition where there is swelling of the skin across different body parts. Usually one is born with this disorder. The common symptoms here include swelling of the skin at random places and this can also lead to blocking your airways and pushing organs into a compact zone, thus making things life-threatening.
HOW IS HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this problem is done by a general physician through some physical examination which is followed with genetic testing and blood tests too.
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?
There's no cure for HAE, but new treatments have made it possible for people to manage their symptoms and enjoy active lives. Genetic counseling may be helpful for prospective parents with a family history of hereditary angioedema.