Amyloidosis

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Amyloidosis is the name for a group of uncommon, severe conditions brought on by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and cells throughout the body. Amyloid isn't normally found in the body, yet it can be formed from several various types of protein. Organs that might be affected consist of the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nerves and digestive system tract. Some selections of amyloidosis occur in association with other diseases. These types may boost with therapy of the underlying disease. Some ranges of amyloidosis may lead to serious body organ failure. Treatments may consist of radiation treatment similar to that used to deal with cancer. Your medical professional might suggest drugs to minimize amyloid production and to manage symptoms. Some people may take advantage of body organ or stem cell transplants. You might not experience symptoms and signs of amyloidosis till the problem is advanced. When symptoms and signs are obvious, they rely on which of your organs are affected.

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