Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AAT Deficiency): Treatments
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, or , is a condition that raises your risk for certain types of lung disease, especially if you smoke.
About Treatments for AAT Deficiency
If you have symptoms related to , your doctor may recommend:
Medicines called inhaled bronchodilators (brong-ko-di-LA-tors) and inhaled steroids. These medicines help open your airways and make breathing easier. They also are used to treat and COPD. and pneumococcal (noo-mo-KOK-al) vaccines to protect you from illnesses that could make your condition worse. Prompt of lung infections also can help protect your . rehabilitation (rehab). Rehab involves by a team of experts at a special clinic. In rehab, you’ll learn how to manage your condition and function at your best. Extra , if needed. A lung transplant…