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psyllium seeds and cholesterol

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
A lot: In generally, psyllium husk is not a great supplement to help lower cholesterol. Based on an analysis of 8 large studies, it was noted that consumptio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Hardwin Mead
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes it can: Although the amount of lowering is not that much. If your lipid levels are borderline, this can help, but if very high, you won't get a low enough val ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Psyllium: can be found in a number of products at drug and grocery stores.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
33 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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
21 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
42 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
17 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
42 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
28 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

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