Amyloidosis is an uncommon disease that occurs when a type of matter called amyloid protein builds up in your organs. Organs such as the heart, kidneys, digestive tract, and nervous system are commonly affected. Here are the symptoms of amyloidosis, enlarged or swollen tongue, trouble swallowing, diarrhea or constipation, fatigue, and weakness. There are many amyloidosis types, for instance, primary amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, familial amyloidosis, localized amyloidosis, and beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis.
The good news is that studies show you can soothe many of the negative side effects of amyloidosis with the following home remedies (used in conjunction with traditional medicine):
1. Get moving
Exercising is very beneficial for those who suffer from amyloidosis. If you have amyloid in your heart, then it would be best to do light exercises. Nothing too vigorous. It is important to exercise within limits. Talking to your medical provider can help assure you how much time should be spent exercising. A few exercises you could do would be, yoga, walking, and tai chi. You can help fight pain and fatigue when you exercise daily, but do not push yourself or you will only hurt yourself even more.
2. Special diet
If amyloidosis is affecting your heart and kidneys then a low protein and low salt diet are recommended. Eating a well balanced, healthy meal is good for everyone. Some cases of amyloidosis cause swelling on the tongue and loss of appetite, so to keep all the nutrients your body needs drinking a meal replacement is a good idea. We need to get our bodies healthy and we can’t do that without the right nutrients.
3. Nighty night
Consider getting sleep therapy. If you are constantly feeling like you have no energy throughout your day or waking up in the middle of the night not able to sleep because of the pain. You might want to consider talking to your medical provider about sleep therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia will help you replace your thoughts and help you find ways to get the rest you deserve. Afterall sleep is the number one key to a healthy lifestyle. If you do not think sleep therapy is right for you, try taking melatonin medication. Melatonin is a natural hormone secreted by your endocrine gland.
Fluids play a crucial part in your health. Without water, you would not survive. Patients should be intaking 1.5 liters of clear fluids per day.
If amyloidosis is left untreated it could result in organ failure and possibly death. The life expectancy for those who have amyloidosis depends on the type you have and its response to treatments. The familial amyloidosis survival rate is up to 15 years. If you suspect you have any form of amyloidosis please contact your medical provider right away to start your treatment plan.