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Can flaxseed oil cause consitpation?

Can flaxseed oil cause consitpation?

Flaxseed: Flaxseed contains fiber and if taken without adequate water could cause constipation. I am unaware of flaxseed oil causing constipation. ...Read more

Flaxseed (Definition)

The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more


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Does flax oil cause constipation?

Does flax oil cause constipation?

It can...: Treatment with flaxseed oil may cause harmful upset stomach side effects, such as nausea, bloating or stomach pain, MedlinePlus reports. You may also experience constipation or diarrhea, which may exacerbate upset stomach side effects. Ref: http://www.livestrong.com/article/320088-dangers-harmful-side-effects-of-flaxseed-oil/ ...Read more

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I took castor oil for constipation did that cause me to miscarry?

I took castor oil for constipation did that cause me to miscarry?

Unlikely: Its effect in pregnancy should not be an issue. Anyhow, avoid all external medical products during pregnancy ...Read more

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I am taking 50gr l-thyroxin per day. For aiding constipation I have just took one tablespoon castol oil. Is it going to cause some side effects?

I am taking 50gr l-thyroxin per day. For aiding constipation I have just took one tablespoon castol oil. Is it going to cause some side effects?

Castor oil is a high: molecular weight oil, and not the best to take for constipation. You don't want it affecting absorption of your meds. Make sure you take your thyroxine first thing in the morning before you even eat your breakfast on an empty stomach. You are better off using buik laxative, or cooked greens/veges and hydration, and movement (exercise like walking) are better to do to reduce constipation long term. ...Read more

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I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart ?

I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart ?

Not exactly: Flaxseed is a natural estrogen, which may actually reduce the risk of prostate cancer growth. It is also rich in omega three fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease when consumed for many years. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

Does flaxseed oil cause prostate cancer? I have dry eyes and want to take flaxseed oil.

No: I would recommend fish oil for dry eye treatment and not flaxseed oil. You have to take a lot more flax seed oil to get the same amount of omega-3 fatty acids as compared to fish oil. ...Read more

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Could evening primrose oil cause weight gain? Could it make me constipated or bloated? I started taking it 2 weeks ago and have noticed this.

Could evening primrose oil cause weight gain?  Could it make me constipated or bloated?  I started taking it 2 weeks ago and have noticed this.

Primrose oil: Stop taking it now and see if your symptoms clear in a few days. If so you know what to do. If not, you need to see your doctor about your symptoms that do not appear to be related to primrose oil. ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause weight gain ?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Can folic acid cause weight gain ??  I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more

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I have not gotten my period this month .. Iam not pregnant cause i'm not sexually active but I do take folic acid, iron, &flaxeed and fish oil vitamins?

I have not gotten my period this month .. Iam not pregnant cause i'm not sexually active but I do take folic acid, iron, &flaxeed and fish oil vitamins?

Irregular menses: Many women have irregular menses at some point. The length of your cycle as well as the flow of your menses may change based on stress levels, hormone levels, dietary and weight changes. I would keep a calendar with the days of your bleeding recorded as well as the flow description (heavy, light, etc). If your cycle does not return after a few more weeks, i'd seek a medical eval. ...Read more

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Would flaxseed oil combust inside my body?

Would flaxseed oil combust inside my body?

No: Life's difficult enough without people trying to frighten you in this way. ...Read more

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I was wondering is flaxseed oil good or bad for you?

No magic: This has been promoted as a 'superfood' which is simply made up. Food choices have much less impact on your overall health than does staying physically fit, eating a sensible and balanced diet, avoiding tobacco and illegal drugs, using alcohol wisely if at all, and learning good living skills and working hard. You're right to care about your health, but the key's not on the dinner plate. ...Read more

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Does flaxseed oil thin the blood?

Does flaxseed oil thin the blood?

Yes, it may...: Flaxseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fats and linolenic acid. It has been studied to raise the good HDL cholesterol. Webmd lists increased bleeding as a side effect and recommends stopping it for two weeks before or after any surgery. It should not be used however as a substitute for a blood thinner where needed, like after a stent or for treating atrial fibrillation for example. ...Read more

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