Being informed and asking questions gives you some control over your Alpha-1 and may help you cope. This section contains dozens of answers to everyday Alpha-1 related issues. Some specific problems may not apply to everyone.
If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should always consult your doctor. Questions in this section represent the most frequently asked questions from Association members.
This column is not intended to provide specific medical advice which can only be obtained from a health care provider who has the knowledge of the details of your particular health situation.
Questions on this page are reprinted from the Ask-A-Doc columns published in Alpha-1 News, a publication of the Alpha-1 Association.
The opinions expressed in this column represent those of the author.
To submit a question, e-mail Jonathan Welsh, Advocacy/Communications Manager at email@example.com. *Please note that not every question will receive an immediate answer as there is limited space in the Association's quarterly Alpha-1 News Newsletter.