Amyloidosis is the term for a group of rare diseases in which abnormal proteins deposit as amyloid in tissues and organs. Amyloid is produced when abnormal proteins in the body “misfold” and collect together in various tissues and organs. As the amyloid builds up, it starts to cause organ damage and impair quality of life.
Thanks to research, we are learning more about the different types of amyloidosis, developing new treatments for them and raising awareness to help everyone affected by it.
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