Amyloid is a term that is often misunderstood. It’s easy to think that ‘amyloid = amyloidosis,’ but it’s actually associated with many diseases outside of the world of amyloidosis. Read here for more on understanding the term “amyloid.”
What Is Amyloidosis
As a rare disease with a wide range of symptoms, Amyloidosis can be difficult for doctors to recognize. The disease presents itself differently depending on the type of Amyloidosis and which organs are affected. Delays in diagnosis are common, and some suffer for years while seeking answers. As a result, the road to diagnosis is often too long and winding, resulting in serious consequences for patients.