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Amyloidosis is a condition where the bone marrow produces a sticky, insoluble protein that clings to the vital organs.

Amyloidosis is like cancer in that it is caused by bad plasma cells in the bone marrow.

Symptoms:

  • bubbly urine (caused by excessive excretion of protein in urine due to kidney dysfunction, due to amyloid proteins damaging the kidneys)
  • dizziness upon standing
  • numbness in the feet
  • enlargement of tongue, perversion of taste
  • shortness of breath
  • Treatments:
    Bone marrow transplant
    melphalan and dexamethasone
    interferon (experimental – NOT PROVEN)

    It is a very rare disease – estimated 8 in a million, so many doctors simply aren’t aware of the disease.

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