HAE is an unpredictable and disruptive disease
Whether you have just been diagnosed, or have been living with HAE for some time, it’s important to understand the disease and to be prepared for your next attack.
HAE causes repeated episodes of swelling that can occur at any time, and in almost any part of the body. HAE is not an allergy or allergic reaction. It is a disease that may be inherited, but can also occur without any family history. People with HAE tend to experience their first attack early in life, with symptoms increasing around puberty.
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Daniel Soteres, MD
Asthma & Allergy Associates, Colorado Springs, CO
Some of the causes of HAE include:
- Not having enough of a blood protein called C1-INH
- C1-INH that isn't working properly
Having enough working C1-INH in the blood prevents the chain of events that lead to symptoms of an attack.
HAE attacks can be painful and disrupt normal daily life. Fortunately, there are effective treatments that can help