Understanding HAE

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Understanding HAE Guidelines

Talk to your doctor
Talk to your doctor about the frequency and severity of your HAE attacks when developing a treatment plan.
Acute treatment in addition to preventive therapy
It's important to have an acute treatment on hand in addition to exploring preventive therapy.
Evaluate the need for long-term preventive treatment
You should evaluate the need for long-term preventive treatment at every doctor’s visit or at least once a year.

Considering preventive therapy

Preventive treatment is also sometimes referred to as prophylactic therapy and involves taking medicine routinely to help prevent or reduce the frequency and severity of HAE attacks.

By considering a preventive approach, you can take an active role in managing and treating your or your loved one’s HAE.

It's important to work closely with your doctor when creating a treatment plan that's right for you. Ask your doctor about different treatment options. including preventive and acute therapy.

Would you like to get on the path to prevention?

It starts by talking with your doctor. Filling out this Doctor Discussion Guide can help you prepare for your conversation.

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Exploring acute treatment

Because everyone with HAE is at risk for a throat attack, which can become life threatening because of the potential for suffocation, treatment experts also recommend keeping an acute treatment on hand for HAE attacks. Click here to learn about one option to treat HAE attacks in adults.

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