Hereditary amyloidosis


Hereditary amyloidosis is a condition in which abnormal protein deposits (called amyloid) form in almost every tissue in the body. These protein deposits damage the tissues and interfere with the function of the involved organs.


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hereditary amyloidosis includes the 22 symptoms listed below:

  • Kidney disorder
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Heart symptoms
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nervous system symptoms
  • Numbness in legs
  • Numbness in arms
  • Tingling in legs
  • Tingling in arms
  • Dizziness
  • Thick tongue
  • Inflamed tongue
  • Malnutrition
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Arm weakness
  • Leg weakness
  • Abnormal sensation in arms
  • Abnormal sensation in legs

Note that hereditary amyloidosis symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Hereditary amyloidosis signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor.


Hereditary amyloidosis is passed down from parents to their children (inherited). Other types of amyloidosis may be:

  • Spontaneous, which means it occurs without a known cause
  • Secondary, which means it results from diseases such as cancer of the blood cells (myeloma) For further information, see the specific type: cardiac amyloidosis , cerebral amyloidosis , primary amyloidosis ,and secondary systemic amyloidosis.


The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hereditary amyloidosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Hereditary amyloidosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Hereditary amyloidosis signs or Hereditary amyloidosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hereditary amyloidosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Hereditary amyloidosis symptoms.