Help Control Amyloidosis Naturally

Amyloidosis is caused by the build up of a protein known as amyloid in your tissues and organs. It is a serious and life-threatening condition that affects the shape of your organs and how well they are able to work. In general, the symptoms of amyloidosis are subtle and often missed. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, seek medical attention immediately. There is no treatment for amyloidosis, but the symptoms can be controlled with a combination of medication and natural remedies.

 

How can I tell if I haveĀ  amyloidosis?

In general, most people with amyloidosis will have these symptoms:

  • Changes in skin color
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Fatigue
  • Joint Pain
  • Anemia
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Tingling and numbness in the extremities
  • Weak grip
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Cardiac Amyloidosis:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling of feet and ankles

Renal Amyloidosis:

  • Kidney Failure
  • High levels of protein in urine

Gastrointestinal Amyloidosis:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss

Amyloid Neuropathy:

  • Balance problems
  • Bowel and bladder control issues
  • Sweating problems
  • Tingling and weakness
  • Light-headedness

 

What are the types of amyloidosis?

There are three main types of amyloidosis:

Primary amyloidosis is the most common form and occurs without a known cause. It is systemic, meaning it affects the entire body, most commonly the kidney, heart, liver, intestines and nerves.

Secondary amyloidosis is caused by a primary disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, IBS, and cancers. It affects most commonly the spleen, kidneys, liver, adrenal glands, and lymph nodes.

Familial amyloidosis is caused by a gene that is passed down through families.

 

How can I treat amyloidosis?

  • Eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants.
  • Limit meat; meat may help to accelerate the growth of amyloid deposits on organs.
  • Avoid strenuous activity, but do engage in light activity to stay as healthy as possible. Take breaks whenever you start to feel short of breath. Be sure you talk to your doctor if you have high levels of fatigue when doing easy exercise.
  • Get lots of rest.
  • Be sure you’re getting treatment for any primary diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Treat any secondary concerns such as kidney and liver failure.
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