Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a very rare and potentially life-threatening genetic condition that occurs in about 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 50,000 people. HAE symptoms include episodes of edema (swelling) in various body parts including the hands, feet, face and airway.
In addition, patients often have bouts of excruciating abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting that is caused by swelling in the intestinal wall. Airway swelling is particularly dangerous and can lead to death by asphyxiation.
Patients with the slightest hint of throat swelling should seek immediate treatment to ensure that their airway is not compromised.
Do you know what causes HAE attacks?
Most attacks occur spontaneously, but you may be able to avoid attacks if you know the possible triggers
Get diagnosed and take control over your life
Once you get the right diagnosis you will be able to get the right treatment. Both you and your family should be tested as HAE is a hereditary disease.
HAE – the disease
What is Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)?
In short: HAE is defect in a gene and it’s a very rare disease. Get to know much more about the disease.
HAE symptoms or an allergic reation?
HAE causes swelling in the hands, feet, face, gastrointestinal tract, genitals, and throat – get tested if you have these symptoms.