Have you received a new diagnosis or are you being investigated for a cause of a lung or liver disease? Have you heard of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)? Despite being a relatively common inherited condition, over 90% of patients with AATD are undiagnosed, which may lead to more severe symptoms and poor quality of life.
AATD increases the risk of some lung and liver diseases. Talk to your doctor about whether you should be tested for AATD if you have a family history or a lung or liver disease.
This animated video helps you understand AATD and its related conditions, whether you should be screened, and when to communicate with your healthcare team.