مستشفى سليمان الحبيب التخصصي بالخبرطريق الملك فهد ، البندرية ، الخبر 34423 ، المملكة العربية السعودية, الخبر
Amyloidosis is a disorder in which abnormal proteins build up in organs and tissues. These proteins are known as amyloids and can hinder tissue and organ function. This disease can affect the intestines, the tongue, the skeletal and smooth muscles, ligaments, skin, liver, kidneys, spleen, heart, nervous system, and digestive tract.
Amyloidosis can cause serious damage to tissues and even organ failure, particularly kidney failure, heart failure, and impaired nervous system function, which can in turn affect the patient’s sensation of touch or affect the nerves that control bowel function. It can be involved in carpal tunnel syndrome, kidney problems, neuropathy, cardiomyopathy or intestinal mal-absorption among other issues.
Types of amyloidosis include:
Symptoms of amyloidosis vary, depending on the organs and tissues that are affected. They usually include any of these symptoms:
Amyloidosis is related to an abnormal, excessive production of amyloid proteins which may be partly due to genetics (in the case of hereditary amyloidosis). When there is a surplus of proteins in the body, they accumulate in certain organs and tissues and do not allow them to work properly.
There is no prevention method for amyloidosis, so an early diagnosis is very important to start treatment as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, there is no direct cure for amyloidosis, as the amyloid deposits cannot be removed. However, the production of these amyloids can be stopped and symptoms can be treated. This can help you’re your body time to clear the amyloid deposits on its own before organ damage sets in.
Amyloidosis can be treated with: