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psyllium husk long term use

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: It's not habit forming and is an excellent source of fiber.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 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 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
No, It's good for yo: No in fact it is beneficial for health. It relieves the symptoms of constipation and hemorrhoids and it prevents against colon cancer.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: it is a plain plant derived fiber not different than the fiber in vegetables but a bit more easily packaged.
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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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Fiber is healthy for general health and is helpful with colon function (i.e. Constipation). However, as with all good things there is another aspect. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Fiber: Fiber products like psyllium provide bulk for good bowel movements but, in my opinion, do not promote better gastric emptying in those patients who ha ... 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 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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