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A 54-year-old male asked:

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. can this relate to high ggt in liver, breathing heart and lung issues, can it affect medications like ace inhibitors

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
ACE: Is produced in the kidneys and lungs. A-1at deficiency affect the lungs and the liver to cause emphysema and cirrhosis. Due to lung problem, the heart can suffer and symptoms could include tachycardia and heart failure due to the emphysema. It also causes chronic cough. From this you can surmise that yes, GGT can be elevated and ace can decrease but kidney can produce enough.

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