How is alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) prevented or minimized?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Dora E Izaguirre Anariba, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Instruct patients with homozygous deficiency to avoid exposure to cigarette smoke.

Chemical exposures might also have detrimental effects on pulmonary function, but no studies have been conducted to show a relationship between employment and progression of airflow obstruction.

Excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided as it may hasten alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)‒associated liver damage.

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