Common symptoms of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, or AATD, include:
- Shortness of breath
- Decreased ability to be physically active
Many people with AATD are at first diagnosed with asthma. This is because one of the main symptoms of asthma — wheezing — is also often a symptom of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Other symptoms of AAT deficiency include:
- Repeated lung infections
- Chronic cough
- Rapid heartbeat when you stand up
- Weight loss
Ready for an Appointment?
If you're experiencing signs or symptoms of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, schedule an appointment with a Temple pulmonologist or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536).
Learn more about how we diagnose AAT deficiency.