A 66-year-old male asked:
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I'm taking powdered slippery elm bark for my diverticulosis. I'm wondering if it has enough soluble fiber so that I don't need psyllium husk too?

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
??trees: Wht not try bran, oats, oatmeal, fresh fruits and vegetables? Pwodered fuber like metamucil is available all over.
Answered on Sep 6, 2014
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Yes.: It's an excellent for of fiber for patients with diverticulosis.
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Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in 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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