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Alpha 1 antityricain what is that ? What are systomns

Alpha 1 antityricain what is that ? What are systomns

Antitrypsin: Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a normal blood protein that keeps some of the products of your neutrophils from harming your tissues more than they need to. If you're seriously deficient, you'll develop emphysema in midlife, and at some time in your life may develop serious liver function problems. One serious pitfall is assaying the levels during concurrent illness; they may be misleading. Good luck. ...Read more

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Alpha-1 is MZ 107.9mg/dl(20.7uM) Mildly Deficient , should begin infusion or not? It is once a week /lifetime

Alpha-1 is MZ 107.9mg/dl(20.7uM)
Mildly Deficient , should begin infusion or not? It is once a week /lifetime

Criteria not met: The American Thoracic Society suggests weekly augmentation therapy with human pooled AAT for individuals who have plasma levels of AAT less than 11 ┬Ámol/L and established airflow obstruction, defined as an FEV1. ...Read more

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Doez Prazosin cross the BBB and work in the CNS? Ive read conflicting things on pubmed and elsewhere. Does any alpha-1 blocker cross the BBB?

Doez Prazosin cross the BBB and work in the CNS? Ive read conflicting things on pubmed and elsewhere. Does any alpha-1 blocker cross the BBB?

You must be reading: about its use as it treats nightmares in the brain. So yes, it clearly crosses the BBB and clearly WORKS. I treat many people with PTSD and nightmares from war vets to civilians, rape victims, assault, other abuse victims who have terrible nightmares and it practically clears everything up inside of 1 week or 2. Problems are lowered blood pressure, allergic reactions, and, first dose syncope. ...Read more

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Any way to find a doctor in my area that's educated on Alpha 1 defency?

Any way to find a doctor in my area that's educated on Alpha 1 defency?

Liver or lung?: most good pulmonologists and hepatologists would certainly be well versed in what is admittedly a rare disease. If you're not finding it to be the case near where you are, i'd call the nearest academic medical center. If your issues are even more unique, they could also refer you to the most specialized centers across the country. best of luck. ...Read more

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In an spep why is reg albumin ok and the % low? Alpha 1 % high and just beta high? Inflammatory ? The% confuses me.

In an spep why is reg albumin ok and the % low? Alpha 1 % high and just beta high? Inflammatory ? The% confuses me.

Many benign causes: Almost any virus or other exposure that provokes your immune system can produce a "defensive " or protective response. Albumin is a useful parameter that indicates your nutritonal status is not the issue. Beta is indicative that your system is protecting itself. ...Read more

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Alpha-1-antitrypsin quantitation - will it tell me if I have a hereditary problem?

AAT deficiency: Measurement of alpha-1-antitrypsin serum concentration is used to determine if a patient has the inherited disorder aat deficiency. If the aat serum level is greater than 80 mg/dl, it is unlikely that the patient has clinically significant aat deficiency. ...Read more

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Alpha-1-antitrypsin quantitation - what is that?

Alpha-1-antitrypsin quantitation - what is that?

Diagnosis of AAT def: Alpha-1-antitrypsin is a protease inhibitor of the enzyme elastase. Deficiency can result in disease of the lung, liver, and skin. The serum level is quantified in the diagnosis of aat deficiency. If the aat serum level is greater than 80 mg/dl, it is unlikely that the patient has clinically significant aat deficiency. ...Read more

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What does " ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN " mean?Component Standard Range Your Value 90 - 200 mg 218 why is mine elevated?

What does " ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN " mean?Component	Standard Range	Your Value                        90 - 200 mg           218

why is mine elevated?

Alpha-1: Alpha-1-antitrypsin is a protein produced by the liver which helps to protect the liver and lungs from damage. Approximately 1 in 2,500 people have a deficiency (hereditary) which puts them at higher risk for early lung (COPD) and liver disease (cirrhosis, cancer). This deficiency can be detected by a blood test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is alpha-1 antitrypsin always terminal?

Can you tell me is alpha-1 antitrypsin always terminal?

No: It may be mild or severe. You're born with it, you are likely to become short of breath in middle age (hopefully you are a non-smoker), and the liver disease may come on at any time in your life, or never. ...Read more