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Fiber Intake In Children
Oatmeal and popcorn: Oatmeal (the kind you cook on the stove) is an excellent source of fiber, and a quick and healthy hot breakfast kids love. By making it yourself, you can control the sugar and additives as well. Popcorn is also a great fiber source...Just make sure your child is old enough to chew popcorn well as it can cause choking in younger children. ...Read more
OfCourseNot; better: to choose foods which include fiber. For the vast majority of humans, HFLC foods to include a significant amount of fresh raw vegetables (variety of lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) is healthy. The marketing of fiber supplements a result of selling people highly processed LFHC foods which are low fiber, drive obesity, constipation & many health problems; creating market for other "stuff" ...Read more
No.: If you're not having any symptoms such as constipation, hard stools or gas, you aren't getting too much fiber. Most of us get too little fiber. Since fiber isn't digestible by humans, it won't have any other physiological adverse effect. There is some evidence that eating foods high in fiber (as opposed to taking fiber supplements) MAY lower the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more
Yes: I assume you mean OTC stool softeners. These attenuate not cure hemorrhoids. See as proctologist and talk about banding ...Read more
I have increased intake of fiber and fluids but, still have defecation issues. What testing do you suggest to be done? I had a colonoscpy.
So many options...: If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? ...Read more
I have trouble passing motion. I have tried upping my fiber intake but still doesn't work. I go about 1s a week. As i've gotten older has gotten worse?
More activities: In order for us to have regular bowel movements there are few important things that we have to do. First of all to have enough fiber in the diet, at least 30-35 gm/day ( average american consumes 10-15 gm). Second, adequate hydration, at least 1, 5-2 liters of water/day. And third, physical activities, at least 30 min of aerobic exercises a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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