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wheat bran constipation

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: Any fiber source can help constipation proivided you are drinking adequate fluids with it. If you are lacking in fluids and overdose on fiber it can m ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodee Brown
7 years experience Podiatry
Bran vs Germ: A whole grain includes all three parts of the wheat kernel: 1) The endosperm (the bran) 2) The outer layer 3) The embryo (the germ) Wheat germ is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Unprocessed whole: foods exactly as they grow up out of the ground (almost exclusively) is the real answer. If you have constiation, almist certainly there is too much a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The nutrional fiber: Can help. Make sure that you are well hydrated.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Psyllium: The psyllium itself, should not aggravate gerd, but sometimes the flavorings that are used in different products are problematic. You're going to hav ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
High fiber foods: Any food that are high in fiber. You can find the list by googleing this subject.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: It does not contain these things
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Borowitz
40 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Unlikely: It would be very unlikely that eating fresh mozzarella would cause constipation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
48 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
No. : It doesn't.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Neither: But increasing fluids and avoiding all caffeine and alcohol will help.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not usually: I have not seen constipation as a result of almond milk. Dairy can be constipating as can apples or apple juice in some. Not drinking enough fluid def ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Bloating: If oats cause bloating they will likely do so in any form, try a different source of fiber.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Not really: Almond milk doesn't in of itself cause constipation. A diet low in fluids and fiber contributes to constipation. So if having almond milk with a low f ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Food myths: No. Not in general.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Sort of: Cheese is notoriously constipating mainly because it has absolutely no fiber content. If you eat your cheese with things that are high in fiber (like ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Sure, why not?: That's not really a medical question. You can eat whatever you want. High fiber wheat cereal is good for you. Plain pancakes are yummy.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That bread is better than a higher carb, white bread of course. Read the label on the bread though and assure you count the "Carbs" in all your foods ... Read More
A 44-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Stool color changes with dietary content, hydration status, viruses, and lots of other variables.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It has lots of fiber: Heavy fiber without adequate hydration can encourage constipation.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Popular is not best: Fad treatment approaches come & go--dating to "snake oil" salesmen of yesteryear. Colonics & purges are popular but should be avoided & can not be rec ... Read More
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