Amyloidosis is a complex disease with a variety of signs and symptoms that may be similar to those of other diseases or conditions. Depending on the organs or tissues affected, the onset of symptoms may be very sudden and noticeable or they may be hard to detect at the earliest stages.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Heart failure, enlarged heart or thickened heart
  • Kidney failure, protein in the urine (nephrotic syndrome)
  • Swelling in the legs created by a high amount of protein in the urine
  • Liver enlargement
  • Spleen enlargement
  • Purplish-red discoloration around the eyes, also known as purpura
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have amyloidosis, but if you have symptoms, you should tell your doctor, especially if the symptoms have continued for more than a few weeks.

If you have been diagnosed with amyloidosis, would like a second opinion or would like to speak with an amyloidosis specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.

If you are a healthcare provider and would like to find out more, refer a patient or schedule a consult, please call 614-293-3196.

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