There is so much written about how to be ill with alpha-1 antitypsin deficit (AAT). Very little is written how to live a good life with it. This website is about how to live a good life with alpha-1, and what to do to keep your body fit.
alpha-1 antitrypsin deficit is a genetic disorder. If your parents are alphas, you should consider to be tested. Testing is very easy
most important: you can live a normal life with alpha1. Many people never get sick.
alpha1 is a liver condition that may cause severe lung damages
you should take precautions by doing the right choises in your life. Chose jobs that don't have an negative impact on your lungs. Stay away from professions exposed to solvents, dust and polluted air - and: do NOT smoke
alpha1 is highly underdiagnosed and often "hidden" behind other conditions like asthma and COPD
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition. Alpha-1 may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age. Alpha-1 occurs when there is a lack of a protein in the blood called alpha-1 antitrypsin, or AAT. AAT, the alpha-1 protein, is mainly produced by the liver. The main function of AAT is to protect the lungs from inflammation caused by infection and inhaled irritants.
You can read more about alpha1 antitrypsin deficit here and genetics here