Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AAT Deficiency): Symptoms
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, or , is a condition that raises your risk for certain types of lung disease, especially if you smoke.
Signs and Symptoms of AAT Deficiency
The first lung-related symptoms of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency may include shortness of breath, less ability to be physically active, and wheezing. These signs and symptoms most often begin between the ages of 20 and 40.
Some people who have severe develop (em-fi-SE-ma) – often when they’re only in their forties or fifties. Signs and symptoms of emphysema include problems breathing, wheezing, and a (ongoing) .
How Is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Diagnosed?
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency usually is diagnosed…