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What makes living with hereditary angioedema easier?

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If you can figure out your triggers, you can better avoid them. Track your attacks and symptoms in a journal and look for patterns.

Talk to your doctor before you have any dental work or before you take any new prescription medicines.

Carry your medical information with you at all times. Any swelling in the throat is an emergency. Take your medication for attacks, and go to the hospital right away.

Make sure all caregivers and family members know about the condition and what to do if an attack happens.

SOURCES:

HAEA: “What is HAE?” "Treating HAE."

AAAAI: “Understanding Hereditary Angioedema.”

Chnniah, N. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2009.

National Center for Advance Translational Sciences: “Hereditary angioedema.”

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "What is hereditary angioedema?"

NORD: “Angioedema, Hereditary.”

HAECanada: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 16, 2021

SOURCES:

HAEA: “What is HAE?” "Treating HAE."

AAAAI: “Understanding Hereditary Angioedema.”

Chnniah, N. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, February 2009.

National Center for Advance Translational Sciences: “Hereditary angioedema.”

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "What is hereditary angioedema?"

NORD: “Angioedema, Hereditary.”

HAECanada: “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 16, 2021

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