This is a 30 second video aimed at people with lung and/or liver disease, who may have Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a genetic condition affecting the liver and/or lungs. Find out if you have Alpha-1 by participating in a free testing program in the state of Florida. Call (877) 228-7321, ext 250 to request a free test kit to take to your doctor.
Lungs are being destroyed by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a genetic condition causing COPD even in people who have never smoked. Alpha-1 can also cause liver disease at any age. Fewer than 10% of Alphas have been correctly diagnosed, even though everyone with COPD should be tested for Alpha-1. Alpha-1 cannot be diagnosed by symptoms or a medical examination alone; you need to get a simple blood test to know for sure. INFORMATION: Alpha-1Foundation.org OR CALL TOLL-FREE: 1.800.425.7421