What is hereditary angioedema (HAE)? Why does hereditary angioedema (HAE) happen?
Angioedema is a common condition, affecting about 10-20% of people during their life. Angioedema is the swelling of the deeper layers of the skin. Swelling usually takes place at eyes, lips, hands, and feet. Like angioedema condition called hereditary angioedema is also common. Can anyone briefly explain what is hereditary angioedema and what causes hereditary angioedema (HAE)? Why does hereditary angioedema (HAE) happen?
@tate Hello, Hereditary angioedema is a rare genetic condition that causes swelling under the skin and lining of the gut and lungs. It can happen in different parts of your body. Symptoms initially show up in childhood and get worse during the teen years. Hereditary angioedema a certain protein in the body is not in balance. This causes tiny blood vessels to push fluid into nearby areas of your body. That leads to sudden swelling. A problem with a gene that makes a blood protein called a C1 inhibitor often causes HAE. If anyone notices swelling in the throat then immediately contact a medical professional. Thanks.