Understanding Hereditary Angioedema
The more you know about
hereditary angioedema (HAE) the better equipped you will be to treat
and help manage an HAE attack.
HAE is a
hereditary disease that can cause substantial swelling in specific parts
of the body, including the abdomen and face. Learn about the three different types
HAE is caused by the poor functioning or lack of a protein called C1 esterase inhibitor
(C1-INH). Find out more about HAE and your family tree.
The symptoms of HAE are similar to those of other conditions. But there are clues
to help you identify this rare disease.
Most people with HAE report that an attack begins with warning signs.1 Learn to recognize
yours so you can take appropriate steps before dangerous swelling occurs.
View a video that presents what experts have learned about HAE, why it is often