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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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