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is psyllium husk safe to take as prophylaxis for a long time ? or should it only be used for acute problems?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: it is a plain plant derived fiber not different than the fiber in vegetables but a bit more easily packaged.
Answered on Jun 9, 2018

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