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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 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 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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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
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Psyllium husk: Psyllium does not interfere with warfarin.

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