Suffer from Alpha-1 or are you asymptomatic?
Episode 1 of 3 with Dr Møller. What is the difference between suffering from Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and being an asymptomatic carrier of the disease? Doctor Helene Møller Frost explains. Working at the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Aalborg University Hospital she meets patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency regularly.
In Denmark, 2500-3000 people suffer from Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency but there are still many undiagnosed cases, only 10 percent are diagnosed. The condition can easily be mistaken for other diseases and cannot be diagnosed by symptoms or by a medical examination alone; you need to get a blood test to know for sure. All of this and much more in this first A1R TIME videocasts with Doctor Helene Møller Frost. In the next two episodes, you get to meet her again as she explains a complicated patient case and family screening.
A1R TIME is initiated by CSL Behring. Our goal is to spread awareness about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to create a community for all affected by the diagnosis.
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The long road to diagnosis
Gunhild Nørhave knew that something was not right. She was 18 years old and short of breath. When it was at its worst, her lung capacity was down to 20 percent.
The complete fascination of a protein
Eeva Piitulainen has been fascinated by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and found it remarkable that no pulmonologist was conducting research on the subject.