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May 18, 2013

Nancy Holt

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“But if you haven’t heard of this you don’t even know it exists,” Nancy said.

She encourages people who have experienced symptoms of Alpha-1 or has a family history of the disease to get tested for it.

Common symptoms of Alpha-1 Symptoms related to the lungs: Shortness of breath Wheezing Chronic cough and sputum (phlegm) production Recurring chest colds Symptoms related to the liver: Eyes and skin turning yellow (jaundice) Swelling of the abdomen (ascites) Vomiting blood or passing blood in the stool

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