Ask the Experts: Hereditary Angioedema Risks and Causes

Hereditary angioedima (HAE) is a rare condition that causes attacks of severe swelling. In this video, Dr. Darria Long-Gillespie, Senior Vice President of Clinical Strategy with Sharecare, discusses risk factors for HAE, including genes and stress.

Medically reviewed in April 2020.

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