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Do not rely on the information in this guide as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

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Welcome

Do you or someone you know have Amyloidosis? 

Although rare, you’re not alone. This subject guide will help you find trustworthy resources as you determine what steps to take on your journey towards health by identifying:

Resources that will define Amyloidosis

Causes

Risk Factors

Clinical trials

Treatment options including potential side effects

Specialists and medical facilities that specialize in this disease

Support group information for patients and their families

 

 All recommended resources are available for free via the Internet.

      

 

Overview

Definition

According to the Mayo Clinic, Amyloidosis (am-uh-loi-DO-sis) is a disease that occurs when substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein usually produced by cells in your bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ.

Amyloidosis can affect different organs in different people, and there are different types of amyloid. Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract.

Amyloidosis is rare, and the exact cause is often unknown. Treatments are available to help you manage your symptoms of amyloidosis and limit the production of amyloid protein.

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