Alpha-1 Emphysema

Discussion created by luvsroses_barb on Sep 18, 2008
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2008 by zona
I was told that I might have Alpha-1 Emhysema, just like you Sheila, because they say I'm too young to have Emphysema, especially Stage 2. But I was tested for it, and I don't have it. I simply smoked too much of too strong a cigarette for far too long. But that doesn't have to mean a death sentence for you or for me. We quit smoking and you're right! Knowledge is power! Here is some information on Alpha-1 for you if you haven't seen this yet. That whole website is a great source of information. I'm going to add the link to the Alpha-1 to the main page of our group as well. Because I'm sure you are not the only one who will ever join the Ex who will be diagnosed with it.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Emphysema