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Can Fiber Make You Constipated
How long do I need to take fiber supplements to make sure my constipation doesn't return? I used to be constipated and my doctor had me take fiber, then it went away. When can I stop taking it and not be at risk of having constipation again?
Hi, : Hi, a healthy diet is a life long goal. You may not need to take supplemental fiber if your diet is healthy. Recommend 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day, 5 servings of vegetables, 4 servings of fruit, avoidng junk food, eating red meat in moderation and staying physically active. ...Read more
Constipated. Fiber makes me bloated & gassy - no bowel movement. Take laxatives but doesn't work always. N e thing stronger? N e other way? I eat well
Hydration & Exercise: There are many reasons for relative constipation. Have your md review your current medications for constipation as side effect. Fiber (with enough water) very helpful, and you need to titrate up to full doses or you will get gassy. A healthy, fiber filled diet always good, and don't forget to drink more water. Regular exercise also excellent for getting those bowels moving. ...Read more
Can a person eat too much fiber and get constipated, even though the person drinks adequate water?
Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse. ...Read more
I wanted to know when you are constipated and have gas d/t meds, which is better solubale or insoluble fiber?
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. ...Read more
the past 4 days i have only taken in around 10g fiber/day. Am I going to become constipated? I drink 80oz water. Is water or fiber MORE important?
Why Everytime I'm constipated & start eating fiber like crazy when I finally have a bowlment my stools are soft & smushy it worrys me !
Im healthy and good fiber diet but constipated and laxatives never work on me. Modafinil only thing that works, how come? What properties cause this?
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