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#03 – HAE Sucks But Life Is Swell

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...But Life Is SwellHereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a very rare and potentially life-threatening genetic condition that occurs in about 1 in 50,000 people. Its symptoms include swelling in various body parts including the hands, feet, face, and airway. In addition, patients also often have bouts of excruciating abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting caused by swelling in the intestinal wall.

This week, we chat with that 1 in 50,000 people. Jayme Cifuentes has lived with HAE for years, four of which were spent being misdiagnosed. Listen as she tells us what it’s like living with this chronic illness, how she is able to stay positive, and what she’s doing to help others.

Thanks to Jayme for joining us this week. Please be sure to check out what she’s doing over on her blog. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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