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Can to much fiber cause constipation?

Can to much fiber cause constipation?

NO: Fiber does not cause constipation. If anything it would lead to more frequent evacuation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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How does fiber help relieve constipation?

How does fiber help relieve constipation?

Pulls H20 into bowel: Fiber works like a sponge to pull water into the bowel-makes for a softer, bulkier, easier to pass stool. If there is too much fluid in the bowel, it can work like a sponge to soak up the fluid, and make a softer, more formed stool. Not all cases or causes of constipation are helped by fiber, so check with your doc.. ...Read more

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Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Fresh fruits and veg: Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. Beans, legumes and whole grains are also high in fiber. Dairy, meat, poultry and fish have no fiber. Seeds and nuts also contain fiber. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fiber to relieve constipation?

How long does it take for fiber to relieve constipation?

Fiber without: Adequate fluid intake will not relieve constipation and may make it worse. You need 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily to get back into a regular bowel pattern. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why fiber one causes constipation if you stop eating it?

Can you please tell me why fiber one causes constipation if you stop eating it?

Rebound: If u stop it then u get a rebound effect, meaning the fiber is now not pulling h2o from ur body in the colon, & the colon is now reabsorbing h2o.U must remain well hydrated. Ur urine is a good judge, dark is an indicator u need h2o. It should b almost clear, this indicates u r hydrated. Also if u urinate vey little during the day is a sign 4 more h2o, more often will happen when well hydrated. ...Read more

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What kind of fiber should I buy from market for constipation? Please suggest me any name?

What kind of fiber should I buy from market for constipation? Please suggest me any name?

Fruits and vegetable: Slads, whole grains are best and don't bother with commercial products if you are eating these. Jusat as important is drinking enough fluids regardless of the source of fiber. Drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily. ...Read more

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Can there be an artificial source of fiber that is available in the market for constipation?

Can there be an artificial source of fiber that is available in the market for constipation?

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a healthy lifestyle! ...Read more

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I know that not getting enough fiber can cause constipation, but can not Eating enough food in general cause conatipation?

 I know that not getting enough fiber can cause constipation, but can not Eating enough food in general cause conatipation?

Yes: Eating sparsely as well as a low residue diet may cause constipation because of lack of adequate bulk in the diet. If you have a significant change in bowel habits see your physician or a gastroenterologist as colonoscopy would be indicated even as a screening procedure at your age. ...Read more