Types of Amyloidosis are:
Al Amyloidosis- which is called primary amyloidosis; is a bone marrow disease associated with multiple myeloma.
AA Amyloidosis- which is called secondary amyloidosis, occurs in people who have chronic inflammatory disease; eg. rheumatic disease.
Familial Amyloidosis- is an inherited disease by either parent. A protein called transthyretin (TTR), suddenly becomes abnormal during the adult life cycle and it breaks down and creates deposits or amyloidosis.
Localized Amyloidosis- can occur without illness or disease; eg.trachea or bladder amyloidosis.
Senile Amyloidosis- Occurs when the protein transthyretin (TTR), becomes abnormal and the amyloid protein causes the disease to eventually worsen the heart of an older adult.
Regarding cardiac amyloidosis; a very slow heart rate, and thick heart walls can be an indication of amyloidosis because amyloid deposits tend to block the small vessels of the heart with particular notice to the left ventricle. Other tests include urine, that will indicate abnormal protein levels or casts.
This is a life threatening disease and time regarding maintaining amyloidosis disease is a crucial factor, since the life expectancy is not very long. Supplements that inhibit amyloid protein formation are needed.
Such supplements include: CoQ10, Carnosine, Acetyl-l-carnitine, Curcumin, Uncaria, Myricetin. You should consult with your physician or herbalist before taking supplements regarding any condition or ailment.
But, if you have not very long to make a decision or very long to do much else, supplements are a way to improve your health and overall condition.
Amyloidosis- a disease in common with the speed of light because it travels very quickly!