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What Increases Your Risk?

Risk factors for developing amyloidosis are not well known outside of a genetic variation that you inherit from your parents or getting older.  

ATTR (amyloid transthyretin) is more common in males and in people older than 50 in cases that aren’t passed down in families.

Learn more: Different types of amyloidosis

The hereditary form of ATTR is often seen in people from Portugal, Japan, Sweden and the U.S.

  • Last Edited 01/23/2023