A member asked:

Is it bad to get fiber from pills (like fiberchoice) rather than from vegetables?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Can be: Fiber is cheaper if you buy and eat the right groceries than buying fiber supplements. But fiber pillls and wafers are very easy to "overdose" on and not drink enough fluids which can result in excessive bloating and actually constipate yourself. Buy the roght groceries and order the right food in restaurants and save your money for retirement.

Answered 9/28/2011


Dr. Herman Hammerstead answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

NO: But with fruits and vegetables you also get many necessary vitamins and minerals. Mes are good way ro supplements your diet not replace it. Also drink plenty of water

Answered 6/28/2018



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