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Amyloid (Overview)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain blood vessels as well.


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What does nothing to suggest amyloid mean ?

Not sure: What the comment was made in reference to. A biopsy of fat pad or bone marrow could be stained for amyloid protein and the pathologist could make an interpretation such as this. Also a characteristic appearance of the heart muscle on a cardiac echo. What was the test? ...Read more

Amyloid (Overview)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain blood vessels as well.


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What is the definition or description of: amyloid?

What is the definition or description of: amyloid?

A protein : Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain blood vessels as well. ...Read more

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Please suggest diet for macular amyloid?

Please suggest diet for macular amyloid?

No diet helps: There is no dietary treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for lychen amyloid?

Which medicine is best for lychen amyloid?

Lichen amyloid RX: Lichen amyloidosis is an intensely itchy eruption. There is deposition of amyloid deposits in lichen amyloidosis as a result of itching and scratching. Treatment modalities are directed toward the relief of itching, include: antihistamines, menthol, topical and intralesional corticosteroids, 0.1% topical tacrolimus ointment, topical dimethyl sulfoxide (dmso), etretinate , acitretin, even laser. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of amyloid patch on my back?

How can I get rid of amyloid patch on my back?

Amyloid, really?!: I'm not sure what you are calling an amyloid patch. Amyloid in the skin is usually only diagnosed by a biopsy. Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between amyloid and prion?

What is the difference between amyloid and prion?

Protien vz dna/rna: Amyloid is a protein found in the brain associated with neurodegenerative conditions. A prion is a dna or RNA infective agent that can cause diseases. ...Read more

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Is there any cure or treatments for amyloid plaques?

Is there any cure or treatments for amyloid plaques?

Amyloidosis: 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. ...Read more

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Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

No: Macular amyloid is related to age-related macular degeneration, a condition in the retina. Glycolic acid peels of the skin will not help. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for reducing amyloid-brain buildup?

What are some techniques for reducing amyloid-brain buildup?

Nothing yet Helpful: I assume you are referring to the amyloid buildup of alzheimes disease. The problem is not just reducing amyloid but also stopping the disease process of ad. The ad vaccine trials did reduce amyloid but did not prevent ad and sometimes also caused brain inflammation. The answer may be to treat people sooner or perhaps some newer drug. ...Read more

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What dietary changes are there for a patient of macular amyloid?

What dietary changes are there for a patient of macular amyloid?

Avoid toxic food : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an amyloid and a prion protein?

What is the difference between an amyloid and a prion protein?

Amyloid, prions: Normal prion protein (prpc) is found on the outside of some nerve cells and lymphocytes. When prpc changes its structure into pcps (s for scrapie) it can combine into protein complexes that stain like amyloid but not all amyloid is from prps. ...Read more

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Are there any cure or treatments for amyloid/multiple myeloma?

Are there any cure or treatments for amyloid/multiple myeloma?

Treatable, incurable: Amyloid/multiple myeloma in general are still incurable diseases. It is treatable and there are many different treatment available for amyloid/multiple myeloma which can prolonged survival. Please discuss further with your oncologist re- treatment options for you. See more at : www.Cancer.Gov or www.Cancer.Net or www.Nccn.Com. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy? What do I do?

I was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy? What do I do?

Get a second opinion: Let's point out that this is a disorder of older adults, and unless you have a genetic tendency in your family, or you have a rather complex presentation, this is not such a straightforwards clinical diagnosis, and may need brain biopsy. Look further for your diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more

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Do you understand how amyloid or other plaques are formed in the brain?

Do you understand how amyloid or other plaques are formed in the brain?

Nobel Prize: Lot of research on this, but no definitive answer. As soon as we understand this we will begin preventing it and some drug company will make a fortune. ...Read more

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I have cerebral amyloid angiopathy,can you offer any suggestions on how to cope with this?

I have cerebral amyloid angiopathy,can you offer any suggestions on how to cope with this?

Merits an expert: This can occur with aging, in families with a genetic propensity, or due to aluminum in the water supply. Since it is a metabolic disorder, a consultation and exam by an expert (neurologist or cardiovascular MD) can help sort out the pertinent factors. A genetic fix has not yet been determined; however, it is hoped that one or more will be found since one of the risks is of a hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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I have MBL deficiency but what does a raised CH50 mean? I also have raised Serum amyloid A?

Diagnostic tool: In MBL deficiency which indicates a suppresed immune system increased CH50 acts as a diagnostic tool. I hope this helps Becca ...Read more

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I have a very low igg3 and igg4, along with a very low immunoglobulin m and a high serum amyloid a - what does this mean?

I have a very low igg3 and igg4, along with a very low immunoglobulin m and a high serum amyloid a - what does this mean?

See immunlogist: The low igg3 and igg4 in and of themselves may not mean much if your igg1 is normal. The fact that you also have low igm suggests that there may be an immune disorder. The high serum amyloid a likely signifies inflammation in your case. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../10608507?. ...Read more

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Previous Dx carpal tunnel via EMG/conductivity. Symptoms improved recently and repeat of these tests is now normal. If problem had been caused by AL amyloid this symptomatic improvement and normalization of objective tests would be unlikely, right?

Previous Dx carpal tunnel via EMG/conductivity. Symptoms improved recently and repeat of these tests is now normal. If problem had been caused by AL amyloid this symptomatic improvement and normalization of objective tests would be unlikely, right?

Not necessarily: Amyloidosis is a condition in which amyloid can be abnormally deposited in the soft tissues. When amyloid is deposited in the carpal tunnel, it can cause carpal tunnel syndrome by directly compressing the median nerve. Improvement in the condition can then lead to a resolution in the carpal tunnel syndrome as the amyloid is resorbed. ...Read more

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Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques form in the brain?

Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques form in the brain?

Nobel Prize: Lot of research on this, but no definitive answer. As soon as we understand this we will begin preventing it and some drug company will make a fortune. ...Read more

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If amyloid proteins show up on an echo does that mean cardiac amyloidosis?

They don't show: Up on an echo bit findings may be consistent with such...Fat pad biopsy is preferred method for diagnosing amyloidosis. ...Read more

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If amyloid proteins are seen on an echo does that guarantee cardiac amyloidosis?

Amyloid: An echocardiogram can detect an increase in the echo signal in a pattern consistent with amyloid deposition. The only way to be certain if there is amyloid in the heart is to perform a cardiac biopsy. ...Read more

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Plz help giving details of beta amyloid protein and tau protein in celebral artery?

Plz help giving details of beta amyloid protein and tau protein in celebral artery?

Proteins: That are formed and released in the brain as a result of inflammation of brain tissue. The underlying cause is what is known as oxidative stress. That essentially means that the brain is using oxygen inefficiently. Surprisingly it is due to relative vitamin deficiency from consumption of empty calories for years. ...Read more

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Had fat pad and carpal tunnel biopsies for amyloid both negative. I do have Myeloma. Can I definitively say I don't have amyloid?

Had fat pad and carpal tunnel biopsies for amyloid both negative. I do have Myeloma. Can I definitively say I don't have amyloid?

Yes for now: Amyloid is a disfigured protein of various origin. In myeloma it is derived from immunoglobulin light chains that are produced by the myeloma cells. As long as those cells are under control, the production of amyloid will also be under control. ...Read more

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Does pathology routinely test for amyloid? Recently had thyroidectomy and have smoldering myeloma so would like amyloidosis to be ruled out.

Not routine: A special stain for amyloid is not routine for thyroid. However, amyloid can be seen on routine slides, so if there is a fair amount of it, pathologist can see something, but special stain is needed to confirm it is amyloid. important that the pathologist knows the medical history, so can be on the lookout for amyloid, which is not common and can be subtle. You can call MD and ask to make sure. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?i was diagnose withe cerebral amayloid angiopathy in May 2015. I am on Keppra

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?i was diagnose withe cerebral amayloid angiopathy in May 2015.
I am on Keppra

No one explained?: If no one explained your condition, I suggest you use HealthTap Prime to talk to a live doctor it. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) leads to the development of strokes - subarachnoid brain bleeds. They usually start after age 55, but sometimes earlier. The prognosis is poor - you can't "cure" CAA & strokes build up. However, pts have been known to live to 83 (& beyond) by following a neurologist. ...Read more

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