A Rare Disease That’s Rarely Diagnosed
March 15, 2017
Not a Rare Disease, But Rarely Diagnosed.
Imagine: A rare disease that’s rarely diagnosed because it mimics so many other diseases. We’re talking about Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency or AAT, a hereditary condition that may cause lung disease and liver disease. Dr. Kyle Hogarth, a pulmonologist at the University of Chicago, joins us to discuss the disease. Who’s at risk of getting this condition? What tests determine if you have it? And what lifestyle changes can help patients cope with this disease? We have lots of insight.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD®) is celebrating Rare Disease Day 2021 with The Balancing Act.
Travis Flores is a 29-year-old cystic fibrosis survivor and a recipient of a very rare third double-lung transplant in May 2020.
The Balancing Act has partnered with the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and WEGO Health to shine a light on rare diseases and the impact they have on patients.