Living with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Living with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment Options
Written by Samantha Bowick and Marie Bowick
Foreword by Nicholas Sanito, DO

Category: Health & Fitness - Diseases - Genetic; Health & Fitness - Diseases - Respiratory
Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale Date: August 27, 2019
ISBN: 9781578268092


Learning to manage the symptoms of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD) can seem overwhelming. But by taking everything one day at a time and making sure you’re provided with the care and support you need, you can still live a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.

Living with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency includes:
• Easy-to-understand information on the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options
• Traditional and alternative medical options for a broad, full-body approach to wellness
• Guidance on self-care techniques for patients, families and caregivers
• Valuable medical and community resources for A1AD sufferers

While there is currently no cure for A1AD, patients can take action to reduce their symptoms and improve their overall well-being by practicing proper self-care and following a comprehensive wellness plan. Don’t just live with A1AD—live well.

Praise for the Book

“ …expertly blends clinical explanations of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency with patient testimony, providing insight into the everyday challenges experienced by those who battle this rare condition.”
—Scott Bruun, Executive Director of the Chronic Disease Coalition

About the Authors

SAMANTHA BOWICK has a Master of Public Health degree from Liberty University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration at Columbia Southern University. She is devoted to using her education and experiences to advocate for women who suffer with endometriosis and other chronic illnesses. She is the author of Living with Endometriosis. She currently lives in Aiken, South Carolina.

MARIE H. BOWICK has lived in Aiken, South Carolina her entire life, and was diagnosed with A1AD at 46 years old. She has been married for 27 years and is the mother of two daughters. She worked in manufacturing for 15 years and then became a caregiver to her mother, father, and youngest brother.

NICHOLAS J. SANITO, DO, is a pulmonologist based in Aiken, South Carolina and is affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Centers. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.