New topic, new concern (Posted late on 06/07 from 06/06)

I was speaking to one of my client’s daughter-in-laws today and discovered that she is being checked for COPD – something I know very little about, but thought I would check out to provide her with some good insight and to also have the information available for my clients if and when they would ever need such a thing. (I always try to investigate new topics so that I can continually show my clients and their family members that With Age Comes Respect.)
I asked my son Reese if COPD is inherited (Reese is studying Biology and Psychology at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, before he goes to medical school.) He found this fact for me to report (so far): In some people, COPD is caused by a genetic condition known as alpha-1 antitrypsin, or AAT, deficiency. While very few people know they have AAT deficiency, it is estimated that close to 100,000 Americans have it.
I will have to find out more, obviously; especially what AAT deficiency is. There are just so many questions that I always have – and that so many clients and their family members have that I typically try to research.
While this is good information to have and to provide, I will obviously need much more. I shall provide it to you now so that you know, too, and relate any more date data that I locate when I do find it!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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