What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Amyloidosis?

Q:
What are the symptoms and risk factors of amyloidosis?

A:
Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of amyloidosis may include:

  • Swelling of your ankles and legs
  • Severe fatigue and weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Numbness, tingling or pain in your hands or feet, especially pain in your wrist
  • Diarrhea, possibly with blood, or constipation
  • Unintentional, significant weight loss
  • An enlarged tongue
  • Skin changes, such as thickening or easy bruising, and purplish patches around the eyes
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty swallowing

Risk factors
Factors that increase the risk of amyloidosis include:

  • Age – between ages 60 and 70
  • Being male
  • Having a chronic infectious or inflammatory disease
  • African descent
  • Family history
  • Kidney dialysis

 

 

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