Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: 12 Ways to Cope With the Chronic Illness by Samantha Bowick

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: 12 Ways to Cope With the Chronic Illness

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a rare genetic illness that occurs when normal levels of the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein aren’t produced by the liver, which affects lung function. It can be extremely stressful and difficult to cope with being diagnosed with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, as well as everything else that comes with having the illness. Coping mechanisms that may be helpful while battling alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency include:

  • Praying or reading the bible.
  • Going to counseling or seeing a psychiatrist.
  • Taking time for yourself when you feel run down.
  • Trying not to isolate yourself from others.
  • Talking to others who have alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
  • Asking for help when you need it.
  • Connecting with people who have always been there for you.

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I had not heard of this condition before. Many thanks for educating us on this, Samantha Bowick . Your coping strategies are excellent!

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