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Can You Have Too Much Fiber Is It Bad To Have Too Much Fiber
Yes: It's pretty hard to get too much fiber from food alone unless you're living on only bread or eat too much of a few very fibrous, undigestable foods. Usually, too much fiber occurs from overuse of fiber supplements - pill or powder form. You may get diarrhea since fiber draws in more water into the colon. ...Read more
Yes: It is unhealthy to have too much of anything. Anesthesia in particular. Fortunately, we have numerous ways to measure and 'titrate" the amount of anesthesia that is necessary, mostly by monitoring vital signs and the physical signs of anesthesia depth. Done carefully, anesthesia can be administered in the precisely correct amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having problems going number 2. Does too much meat and not much fiber have something to do with it?
Is there such thing as too much fiber? I'm not getting enough fiber in my diet so I am considering supplements. Would too much fiber be unhealthy?
Not really: Average person needs 25 grams of fiber best sources are natural--green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, you really don't need to spend money for extra supplements.Most young people do fine without adding a lot of unnecessary vitamins or supplements ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Fruit are high in sugar, but also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eating too much of anything generally means not getting enough of something else that the body needs. If you have diabetes, then too much can raise blood sugars. Try replacing a serving or two of fruit with vegetables. Freshly picked, organic vegetables can be as sweet as fruit with even more health benefits. ...Read more
How much water should I be drinking so i don't get dehydrated? I always heard eight 8oz glasses, but i've also recently heard that might be too much since food contains water too. I want to avoid dehydration, so which is more accurate?
Drink : Drink if you are thirsty. Unless you have kidney stones, there is no need to drink more if you are not thirsty. Forcing yourself to drink can cause problems. The idea of 8 eight ounce glasses per day is not supported by current science and is not recommended by any experts. Drinking this much makes you spend more time in the bathroom and can mess up your blood chemistry. ...Read more
A pad an hour: If you are soaking more than a pad an hour you should call your doctor for evaluation right away. Also call of you feel dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more
Can you take too much omega 3 a day? Do you pee out the excess? Or is too much toxic? How much is too much a day?
I read that it's very hard to get too much Mg from food cause your body will eject excess, but easy to (take too much) with supplements. Why is that?
Good reading: Too much thinking........commonsense....tells that concentrated and easily absorbable preps will be absorbed promptly giving higher level. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: As a result of too much sugar at once, your body can make a large surge of Insulin to handle the sugar. As a result, you may experience a post sugar low, called hypoglycemia, it might present as fatigue, tiredness, lethargy. It is best to have sugar with fiber and protein in the diet, the fiber and protein slow the absorption of sugar into the blood. ...Read more
Not necessarily: No it's not bad. Drinking lots of water is good for your body but the bad part of having a large prostate is you may have issues with needing to go urinate more often and more often at night with more fluid intake. ...Read more
Is possible: Generally, diabetes is a chronic disease that requires lifelong medical control and lifestyle changes. More deaths come from poor long-term control than from bouts of high blood sugar. However, with a blood sugar of 600 or higher, the risk of diabetic coma due to dehydration increases. Diabetic ketoacidosis can begin with a blood sugar in the 200's and up, and is more common in type i diabetes. ...Read more
Usually not.: Overdistension of the stomach usually does not lead to rupture, unless there is some external force that compresses an already distended stomach. Of course if there has been some injury to the stomach that has caused a weakened area in the wall then it is likely to tear in this area if stretched too tightly. Most times the distension of the stomach will become uncomfortable enough that you stop ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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