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Can you have too much fiber? Is it bad to have too much fiber?

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

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Can you have too much fiber?

Too much fiber: Yes it is possible to get too much fiber and this can cause a lot of trouble. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Could you have too much fiber?

Could you have too much fiber?

Relatively.: recommendations suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women. 50 grams for men. Without adequate water intake, this amount could be constipating. ...Read more

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Can you really eat too much fiber ? What are the signs of too much ? How much is the max people can eat?

Can you really eat too much fiber ? What are the signs of too much ? How much is the max people can eat?

Not really, but: There's always a point where there's an excess of something, though it would be hard to get to that point reasonably with fiber. I suppose if you eat bales of hay at a time, you could reach an unsafe amount, but it is not something 99.9% of people would have to worry about with a normal diet. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects from getting too much fiber?

Are there any negative effects from getting too much fiber?

Yes: cramping, gas and bloating are negative effects from too much fiber. Excess fiber can bind to iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium and decrease their absorption. ...Read more

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Having problems going number 2. Does too much meat and not much fiber have something to do with it?

Having problems going number 2. Does too much meat and not much fiber have something to do with it?

Quite likely.: You need to eat more than just meat for proper elimination. If for some reason you won't eat fruits, whole grains or vegetables you may wish to consider taking a fiber supplement such as metamucil or citrucel or benefiber or konsyl once or twice daily. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic appendoctomy on tuesday night and the pain is too much also today i woke up with a lot of fiber that comes and go what should I d?

I had a laparoscopic appendoctomy on tuesday night and the pain is too much also today i woke up with a lot of fiber that comes and go what should I d?

Post op Pain: Surgeons need to know if the post operative experience is in any way complicated. Pain is used as the guide in many cases. You should have been sent home with instructions on what to do if you have any complications after surgery. I doubt many of us here online would want to comment during an important process that includes communicating with your surgeon about your severe pain. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get fiber from pills (like fiberchoice) rather than from vegetables?

Is it bad to get fiber from pills (like fiberchoice) rather than from vegetables?

Can be: Fiber is cheaper if you buy and eat the right groceries than buying fiber supplements. But fiber pillls and wafers are very easy to "overdose" on and not drink enough fluids which can result in excessive bloating and actually constipate yourself. Buy the roght groceries and order the right food in restaurants and save your money for retirement. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can too much fiber make you dehydrated?

Can too much fiber make you dehydrated?

Diarrhea: If the fiber intake leads to diarrhea, that can lead to dehydration if you dont keep up with the fluid losses. Most fiber, does not lead to diarrhea and or dehydration. Insoluble fiber is more likely to increase the transit of stool, where as soluble fiber as in oatmeal is more likely to sop up water and decrease the transit of stool. ...Read more

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Could it be too much fiber eating flax seed oatmeal and frosted mini wheats?

Could it be too much fiber eating flax seed oatmeal and frosted mini wheats?

Multiple fibers.: I can not envision any harmful effects rom the amount of fiber. It would be nice to have some other food groupd as well to round out the breakfast mea; such as fruits. ...Read more