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Symptoms of amyloidosis can include feeling tired, weight loss and shortness of breath. Other symptoms depend on what parts of your body are affected.

Causes of amyloidosis depend on the type. It can be inherited or caused by a problem with your bone marrow or conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Tests to diagnose amyloidosis usually include blood and urine tests, scans such as an echocardiogram, MRI and SAP scans, and a biopsy.

Treatment for amyloidosis depends on the type and your symptoms. Treatments can include medicines, organ transplants or chemotherapy.

Amyloidosis is a group of rare conditions where a protein called amyloid builds up in the body. It can affect organs such as the heart and kidneys.

Page last reviewed: 23/08/2023
Next review due: 23/08/2026