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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fine to take: There is no safety issue with psyllium. Coffee also helps to get the train moving. Enjoy your morning express .
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Okay to take fiber: There are other food sources of fiber as well. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-ea ... Read More
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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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
No: Psyllium husk is pretty benign. It works by not being absorbed by your GI tract so i doubt that anesthesia would have any effect (since it never real ... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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No: Taking psyllium should not effect your anesthetic as long as you fast 8 hours prior to the procedure.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
No: This medication will not affect the anesthetic, it might have affects with the endoscopy so you should check with your GI doctor as to when you should ... Read More
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 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 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.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Size of particle: An organic product is an unregulated food supplement. The difference between whole and powder form is how the product is compounded. Powder form is s ... Read More
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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