Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency- Unmasking a Killer

Alpha-1(Antitrypsin Deficiency—commonly called AATD— or Alpha-1) is a genetic disorder that increases a person's changes of developing emphysema, COPD and other diseases of the lungs. People with AATD are missing the protein antitrypsin that protects the lungs from damage caused by infection and inhaled irritants. Abnormally formed antitrypsin can also accumulate in the liver. So the problem is while Alpha-1 can lead to both severe lung and liver disease, estimates are more than 90 percent of...
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HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND, the new health and wellness television series, specializes in the stories of real people - people who are working to make life better for themselves and their families, despite tremendous medical obstacles. In addition to compelling stories, each episode offers advice from top experts in the fields of health and wellness, including the latest technological advancements in medicine.