West Jordan, UT
A 33-year-old female asked:
what is the most comfortable way to keep regular? besides increasing fiber. is there a natural or otc product that you would recommend?
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General Surgery 24 years experience
Prunes: Try prunes to eat daily. Make sure eating healthy with every meal. Increasing your fiber in each meal will help keep you regular. The other way is senna and docusate, but try primes first.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Are there different type of dietary fibers?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: There are 2 types of fibers. The fruit type tend to be more soluble whereas bran, psyllium tends to be more insoluble fiber. Both can have effects on the GI tract.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
How are soluble and insoluble fiber different?
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Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Differ properties: Both are in diet. Sol dissolves in water- pectin in apples, jelly, gums in oatmeal, oat bran, insol doesn't- wheat bran. Both increase stool bulk (different mechanisms), shorten transit time in bowel, help constipation. Sol can bind dietary cholesterol, help lower blood levels chol. Both can bind h2o in bowel, make less watery stool in diarrhea. Both can cause gas, bloat, cramps in xs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What are some easy and effective methods to get the fiber you need?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eat Green: Eating plenty of vegetables and fruit is the best way to get the fiber you need - leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables & fruit like apples. Also flaxseed & psyllium are two excellent sources of additional fiber. You can buy ground flaxseed (store it in airtight container in your freezer since it can go rancid if exposed to air) and add a tablespoon to you cereals, salads, yogurts, shakes, anything!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is fiber a form of nutrient?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Fiber: Yes fiber is a source of nutrient and is a natural part of unprocessed fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Eating these foods will add natural fiber to your diet.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
What foods have fiber ?
4 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Commensense: Most fresh fruits and vegetables have high fiber content.
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