What If I'm an Alpha?
While there is no cure for Alpha-1, there is a lot you can do to treat and manage it. Learn more about the disease and what you can do to best manage your condition.
What is Alpha-1?
Learning about Alpha-1 and what happens in your body will help you understand the disease. You'll also learn about what causes it, who's at risk and what you could do.
Since Alpha-1 is a genetic disorder, you may want to suggest testing other members in your family, so they know whether they carry the deficient genes. That's important if they want to proactively manage their lives, too.1
Your doctor may recommend different types of medicines or other treatments to help you manage your condition. Learn more about several basic types of therapy and what they do.
Your lifestyle habits will make a difference in your health, especially for Alpha-1 patients. There are lots of things you can do to improve your health.1
Beyond all that, there's a rich network of resources to support patients and caregivers. Tap into this network to feel connected to others who may be experiencing the same things you are and to get the support you may need.
WHAT DO ALPHA-1 LUNGS LOOK LIKE?
CT scan of an alpha-1 deficient patient