Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defficiency Reviews
Description:A disease caused by reduced or abnormal production in the body of the enzyme inhibitor alpha-1 antitrypsin. Body ... more
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defficiency ... tissues and blood normally contain powerful protease enzymes responsible for attacking foreign substances within the body that may be harmful, for example: tobacco smoke.
Newest Review: ... without A1AT to control levels of elastase, the lungs are repeatedly attacked and rendered scarred. This ultimately results in the development of *Emphysema*and/or *COPD* (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. ~What Gene is Responsible for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defficiency?~ It is caused by a defective gene on chromosome 14. The full blown disorder is present when this defective gene is ... more
Customer Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defficiency Reviews (1)
by - written on 06/05/08 (Very useful, 128 readings)
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defficiency (A1AT), is a genetic disorder of the lungs and liver of which many people are completely ignorant. We've all heard of Cystic Fibrosis, havent we? Well, A1AT is at least as common as that in the population, if not more prevalent. Since members of my family have been identified as both carrying the defective gene and having the full blown disorder, Im going to enlighten everyone of the potential risks. -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* ~What is Alpha-1?~ Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Defficiency is an initially silent and innocuous chemical defect of the lungs and the liver. It is ... Read the complete review