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Psyllium husk long term use

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 31 years experience
Yes.: It's not habit forming and is an excellent source of fiber.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
The idea: Is appealing, in that it promotes regularity, and a theory of duration of carcinogens as cause of colorectal cancer makes sense. However, I do not kn... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 22 years experience
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.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-Winther
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably safe: There is a dearth of high quality medical studies on psyllium in functional dyspepsia. That being said, psyllium is generally well tolerated by most p... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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