HAE is a rare genetic condition characterized by unpredictable swelling. It can be life-threatening if the swelling blocks airways and prevents breathing.
When you have HAE Type 1 or 2, a gene called SERPING1, which makes the C1-INH protein (C1-inhibitor), is either not making enough protein (HAE Type 1) or is not working correctly (HAE Type 2). This protein is important in controlling certain types of swelling in the body.
Not having enough C1-INH protein in your body can cause HAE symptoms like:
For more information and to view videos and Podcasts about HAE, please visit the HAEa website: https://www.haea.org