Most people have never heard of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency but it is one of the most common hereditary disorders in the world. It’s been found in all populations yet it’s been widely misdiagnosed as asthma or some other lung condition. And an estimated 25 million people are undetected carriers of the gene that causes Alpha-1. The problem is, left untreated, Alpha-1 can lead to serious liver disease in children and adults; may destroy the lungs and lead to the need for lung transplants. The good news is it can be identified through a simple blood test and there are treatments available that can help. In this program we take a look at Alpha-1 deficiency and help viewers to understand what they need to know about this serious and sometimes life-threatening condition. (1111)
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