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.
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
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.