Cancer: Home Treatment for Constipation - Things you can do
may be all that is needed to treat constipation caused by cancer, pain
medicine, inactivity, or the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
If your doctor has given you instructions or medicines to treat
constipation, be sure to follow them. Check with your doctor
before using any nonprescription medicines for your constipation.
Standard Treatment Options for Amyloidosis Associated With Plasma Cell Disorders
Standard treatment options for amyloidosis associated with plasma cell disorders include the following:
Stem cell rescue.
Two randomized trials showed prolonged overall survival (OS) with the use of oral chemotherapy with melphalan with or without colchicine versus colchicine alone.[1,2][Level of evidence: 1iiA]
As is true for all plasma cell dyscrasias, anecdotal...
Be more physically active. But check with your doctor before increasing your physical activity, especially if you are getting cancer treatments. Talk with your doctor about what kind of exercise and how much exercise will help you.
Include fruits, vegetables, and fiber in your
diet each day. Have a bran muffin or some bran cereal for breakfast. And try
eating a piece of fruit for a mid-afternoon snack.
each day for a bowel movement. Setting a daily routine, such as after
breakfast, may help. Take your time. Don't be in a hurry.
If you are still constipated:
Add some processed or synthetic fiber, such as
Benefiber, Citrucel, FiberCon, Metamucil, or Perdiem, to your diet each day.