Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a genetic blood disorder that causes frequent bouts of swelling that predominantly affects the face, genitals and gastrointestinal system. The most common symptoms of Hereditary Angioedema are fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, painless, non-itchy rash, tingling skin and skin tightness.
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?
The usual treatment for Hereditary Angioedema is to administer an intravenous injection called C1 esterase inhibitor. After giving this medicine, the doctor may advise you to get the injections given at home on your own. Some internal medicines may also be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Learning more about Hereditary Angioedema will help you treat it better.