Santa Fe, NM
A 50-year-old female asked:
i just started taking fiber cuz i'm very very constapated i drink like five water bottles a day but still feel bloated help?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Constipation.: Fiber can cause bloating symptoms when you first start or increase dose. You may be swallowing some air as well. Goal is one soft bm/day. If needed add stool softener such as doss 100 up to twice / day. And consider prunes / apricots or senna in addition.
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Last updated May 13, 2016
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