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A 47-year-old member asked:

when you are constipated and have gas because of taking the med, which is better soluble or insoluble fiber?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Insoluble fiber : This form helps with constipation better (although may cause slightly more bloating).

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I wanted to know when you are constipated and have gas d/t meds, which is better solubale or insoluble fiber?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Neither: Your problem sounds like it is due to inadequate or the wrong fluids. You need 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid per day, more due to meds or exercising. If you add insoluble fiber this may make your symptoms worse. Eat a healthy high fiber diet and don't waste your money on fiber supplements.

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