A 20-year-old female asked:
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low fibre diet for the prevention of bowel obstruction i read that what does it mean?

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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Bad advice: Low fiber diets are more likely to cause constipation & bowel obstruction. Drs. used to recommend low fiber diets for diverticulitis and diverticulosis--which is exactly the opposite of what is needed. To prevent constipation and "keep things moving," I recommend a high fiber diet (several tablespoons of psyllium husks) and plenty of water, each day. Magnesium and prunes will help, too.
Answered on Jun 18, 2017
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Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
59 years experience General Surgery
Not true: Not true unless you have a bowel that is about to obstruct completely from a variety of reasons in which case you must see your doctor.
Answered on Mar 11, 2016
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