Amyloidosis is a rare condition that occurs when a protein made in your bone marrow (called amyloid) builds up in your organs or other areas of your body. A build-up of amyloid can cause serious problems, including organ failure.
Amyloidosis shows up differently in everyone depending on where the amyloid collects. You can have symptoms such as:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes
- Shortness of breath
- Skin changes
- Swelling in your feet, ankles, or tongue
- Trouble swallowing
- Unintentional weight loss
Amyloidosis is more common in men and people over age 60. Though there is no cure for amyloidosis, expert hematologists at University of Miami Health can help slow the condition and treat your symptoms.
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