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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
541 Doctors shared insights

Amyloidosis (Overview)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part of the body affected.


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What are the symptoms of amyloidosis?

What are the symptoms of amyloidosis?

Many possible: It depends on what organ (s) are involved but can include fatigue, shortness of breath, leg swelling, diarrhea, weight loss, numbness, heart rhythm problems, liver dysfunction and gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
541 Doctors shared insights

Amyloidosis (Overview)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part of the body affected.


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What are the tests for amyloidosis?

What are the tests for amyloidosis?

Biopsy: Clinical suspicion and biopsy of the suspected organs, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist is usually needed to establish a diagnosis of amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

Depends on the type: There are different types of amyloidosis that require different types of therapy. There are genetic, inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic (cancer) types cuases of amyloidosis. The treatment is very different depending on the type.
If you ask the question again with the type of amyloid we can be more specific. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Amyloidosis?

The risk factors for getting Amyloidosis include:: Infection, Inflammatory bowel disease, Familial Mediterranean fever, Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. ...Read more

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I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for amyloidosis. How can I treat it fast?

No fast Rx: Amyloidosis is a serious illness that is not to be taken lightly. It is not something a person can treat oneself for. First the cause of the disease needs to be established the treatment tailored to the underlying cause. Delaying treatment may shorten the amount of time you have for work and family. Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of amyloidosis?

Many possible: It depends on what organ (s) are involved but can include fatigue, shortness of breath, leg swelling, diarrhea, weight loss, numbness, heart rhythm problems, liver dysfunction and gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the signs of amyloidosis?

What are the signs of amyloidosis?

Variable: Black eyes, vascular fraility, kidney damage, breathing difficulty, neurologic damage, airway damage. There are a variety of patterns. ...Read more

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Can blood tests diagnose amyloidosis?

Can blood tests diagnose amyloidosis?

No: Amyloidosis is diagnosed by tissue biopsy such as a rectal biopsy wherein the amyloid in the tissue is detected by the congo red stain. It is the accumulation of particular misfolded proteins in the space between cells (extracellular matrix) that distinguishes amyloidosis. There are many types of amyloid proteins than can cause amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for amyloidosis?

What is the diagnostic test for amyloidosis?

Specific test?: First: clinical. Second:confirmation and detection of monoclonal gammopathy on serum protein electrophoresis, with microscopic examination of abdominal fat, rectal or gingival biopsies looking for amyloid protein ...Read more

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What are the tests for amyloidosis?

Biopsy: Clinical suspicion and biopsy of the suspected organs, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist is usually needed to establish a diagnosis of amyloidosis. ...Read more

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3 months ago I had a TSH range of. 87 now its. 32 (barely under low range) I've noticed signs of amyloidosis;i know its rare could the two be related?

Not likely: As I stated in answer to another message from you. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. You are not likely to have amyoidosis. ...Read more

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Can amyloidosis cause weight gain?

It can: Some types of amyloidosis can cause the heart or kidneys to function poorly. This could lead to fluid retention and weight gain. ...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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Can amyloidosis be treatable?

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Can amyloidosis be treatable?

Amyloidosis: Although no cure, symptoms can be treated with chemotherapeutic agents such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) steroids such as dexamethasone, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, & treating the underlying conditions that might have caused it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of macular amyloidosis. It spread very fast in my body. How can I stop it.

Possibly colchicine: First thought is colchicine, but other options depend upon which type - immunoglobulin or orther. ...Read more

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What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

Depends on the type: There are different types of amyloidosis that require different types of therapy. There are genetic, inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic (cancer) types cuases of amyloidosis. The treatment is very different depending on the type.
If you ask the question again with the type of amyloid we can be more specific. ...Read more

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What is a cure for macular amyloidosis?

No scratching: Try using topical corticosteroids or topical capsacin cream to the area where you have macular amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of the dark skin caused by lichen amyloidosis?

What is the best way to get rid of the dark skin caused by lichen amyloidosis?

Difficult: Topical steroids and bleaching cream helps. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How does someone get amyloidosis?

Multiple ways: People with chronic inflammatory conditions, e.g., chronic osteomyelitis, crohn's disease; patients with multiple myeloma; some with hereditary disorders can develop amyloidosis. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/amyloidosis/basics/definition/CON-20024354 ...Read more

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What are the signs of amyloidosis?

Variable: Black eyes, vascular fraility, kidney damage, breathing difficulty, neurologic damage, airway damage. There are a variety of patterns. ...Read more

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What are the tests for amyloidosis?

Biopsy: Clinical suspicion and biopsy of the suspected organs, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist is usually needed to establish a diagnosis of amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amyloidosis?

Protein deposition: Amyloidosis refers to the deposition of a type of protein into certain organs. There are different subtypes of amyloid proteins depending on the cause. Amyloidosis can be of hereditary, infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic types. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat amyloidosis?

Primary amyloidosis: It depends on the type of amyloidosis. Primary systemic amyloidosis can be treated with chemotherapy. Secondary amyloidosis requires treating the inciting cause. Genetic variations may have some therapies such as transplant.
Please ask your question with more details. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of amyloidosis?

Many possible: It depends on what organ (s) are involved but can include fatigue, shortness of breath, leg swelling, diarrhea, weight loss, numbness, heart rhythm problems, liver dysfunction and gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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Are there different forms of amyloidosis?

Yes: There are many causes for amyloidosis depending on the type of protein responsible for the amyloid deposits. ...Read more

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Does amyloidosis have a particular cause?

Yes and no: Amyloidosis is the deposition of fibrils of proteins that have been produced by a variety of causes. The causes can be infectious inflammatory or neoplastic. So each case of amyloidosis has its underlying cause, but different cases of amyloidosis can be caused by different underlying processes that produce these circulating proteins. ...Read more