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are psyllium husks prebiotic

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Psyllium is a seed and the seed and husk (outer shell) is used as a source of soluble fiber. It is not a grain.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Can interfere: Psyllium can interfere with absorption of many vitamins -- both fat soluble and water soluble ones like b12. For this reason it's best to take your v ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
psyllium husks B12: It is possible if both taken at same time. Best to take B12 sub-lingually to get the best absorbtion. Can use drops or instant dissolve tablets unde ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
Generally, yes.: It would be important to know what medical problems and medicines to answer that question. Generally though, yes daily psyllium is ok, as long as you ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Psyllium: Agree with Dr. Dall-winther. In general, if taken with adequate water, it is fine to take psyllium husk daily. However, there could be specific issue ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting p ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Added Fiber: That sure seems like too much. Remember in medicine that more is never better. This saying is repeatedly proven over and over in all kinds of scenario ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: It's not habit forming and is an excellent source of fiber.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Psyllium husk.: Psyllium husk is safe to use in the long term as a fiber and nutrient supplement. My concern with it is more the fact that it's easy. Remember that ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It is a naturalsource of fiber, it bulks uo the stool.To hrlp with good bowel movement. Need to take it with adequate water.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You could...: But it will alter the texture of your food.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Psyllium: can be found in a number of products at drug and grocery stores.

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