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Good Fiber Supplements Prevent Hemorrhoids
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
I have to take fiber supplements after hemorrhoid surgery and Metamucil is causing me a lot of pain (bloating and cramps). What's the alternative?
Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/digestive-health/whats-the-best-fiber-supplement#2
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
You may also consider taking gas-x before you take your metamucil to decrease gas a known side effect. 1 serving metamucil powder is 2.4 gm soluble fiber.
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What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl
I'm 28 yrs old drink 3-4 bottles of water a day have a good amount of fiber intake and hemorrhoids still flare off and on why? Is this normal?
Hemorrhoid grade 3, bleeds for weeks/months when pushed back, needs to heal: low fiber a few days? Witch hazel wipes? No constipation, good shape.
Do These In Addition:
Do these in addition: -
use a stool softener,
use a sitz bath,
reduce the amount & length of time you strain to give the hemorrhoids time to heal (having a bm every other day is fine)
drink a lot of fluids, eat fruits and vegetables. Sometimes, nuts (cashew especially) can exacerbate the condition, stay away from nuts. Decongestants could make things worse. Suppositories could help.
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Can eating popcorn (air popped) worsen the hemorrhoids? I'm asking because popcorn has a high amount of fiber (which is good), but it's hard to digest.
Really sick and tired of hemorrhoids. Is there a way to rid them for good? I drink fluids and eat fiber (yes I'm overweight). Doc says no to surgery.
Yes: Hemorrhoids are a normal part of our anatomy. We have three and each has an internal and external component. The treatment should be based upon each persons specific symptoms. Internal component can be managed with minor office procedures such as banding but external component requires surgical excision if bad. Medical therapy can cause them to shrink but by definition they cannot "go away" ...Read more
Fiber in Diet:
Fiber makes us feel full, it provides bulk aiding elimination, and it helps lower blood Cholesterol.
Let Wise Woman within you Reflect:
Need to take Fiber supplements every day
Any medical problem
Advice of the Physician
Dietary Sources of Fiber:
• Whole grains
• Bran Cereal
• Brown rice
• Baked potato with skin
Health is Wealth! ...Read more
Can I take Metamucil if I have gastritis? What other fiber supplements could I take that won't cause bloating?
Started a fiber supplement. Noticed past few days when I have a bm its usually a lot of blood with it. Not period or hemmrhoid. I take lax 3x a week?
No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more
They should not: For the most part, dietary fibers don't really bind to much except good at holding onto water (thus softening stool) and so does not prevent absorption of nutrients. So don't worry, take your fibers. Most of us in the good us of a don't consume enough fibers. If you can, do it for better health. If you have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. She's not regular. Any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?
Fiber supplements: In the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence! ...Read more
If I've stopped misusing laxatives in the last few months in ED recovery but found I can't BM normally, will fiber supplements/Metamucil help?
Congratulations: On becoming free of laxative abuse. Your system needs to adjust to life w/out them because it used to think that was normal. Please adjust under the care of your doctor, who will offer safe and helpful treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more
No: Fiber supplements are not digested - that's what makes them fiber. They just sit in your intestines and attract water, helping to soften stools and make bowels regular. Since not digested, no calories or weight gain. Some may contain other ingredients to make them more palatalbe and tasty (i love the fiber brownies!) - then these do indeed have calories. Read container and see if lists calories. ...Read more
I have IBS. Is it safe to take methylcellulose everyday? If not, can you recommend a daily fiber supplement that is safe for chronic use?
It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms. Another effective fiber supplement for IBS symptoms is psyllium. If you plan on taking any of these long-term (> 1 week -- and it sounds like you do!), keep your doctor in the loop and mention that you’re taking them the next time you see him/her. ...Read more