Once a Mystery, Amyloidosis Begins to Yield
Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by proteins abnormally depositing in a specific pattern in various organs in the body.
Symptoms can vary, depending on which organs are affected. They may include:
- General fatigue
- Voice changes
- Dizziness upon standing
- Abdominal bloating, especially after eating
- Shortness of breath
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Swelling of the legs, ankles or tongue
- Skin or nail changes
- Trouble swallowing
- Bleeding or easy bruising
A definitive diagnosis usually requires a biopsy, or removal of tissue, from an organ, bone marrow or abdominal fat.
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