This Infosheet explains what diarrhoea is, what causes it in AL amyloidosis patients and what the main symptoms of it are.
Treatments vary depending on the cause of the diarrhoea. If your diarrhoea is caused by your AL amyloidosis, treatment
to stop the production of the abnormal amyloid protein may help. If the production of amyloid can be stopped, amyloid deposits may be broken down and this may improve bowel function.
If your diarrhoea is a side-effect of AL amyloidosis treatment, your doctor may adjust your treatment schedule, reduce the dose or temporarily stop treatment until it improves.
The infosheet covers treatment of complications of diarrhoea such as dehydration and anal discomfort.
It also includes some tips for self management at home and planning to go out, and dietary recommendations.