What are the symptoms of A1AD?

A1AD affects people in different ways and symptoms can vary between individuals.

With Emphysema –

  • Shortness of breath is the main symptom, slowly progressing to become very limiting.
  • Cough and phlegm and repeated chest infections, possibly wheezing.
  • Standard asthma inhalers tend not to be as useful as hoped.
  • Liver damage leading to cirrhosis.
  • Can cause abnormal liver tests on blood testing.
  • Nausea.
  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes).
  • Swelling of the abdomen and large liver and spleen