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Doctor insights on: Good Fiber Supplements Prevent Hemorrhoids

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Are there good fiber supplements that can help prevent my hemorrhoids?

Are there good fiber supplements that can help prevent my hemorrhoids?

Yes: Any fiber supplement (metamucil, citrocel, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to name a few) can help control your hemorrhoids by preventing constipation. If you don't have to strain to have a bowel movement, you are less likely to have a hemorrhoid issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Fiber sources: 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 is a good fiber supplement?

What is a good fiber supplement?

Metamucil: The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber. ...Read more

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Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

They help.: Guidelines suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women, 50 grams for men. That's a lot of fiber. Tablets can help, you reach these goals, but should not supplant normal dietary sources of fiber. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Increase fiber: Although you drink a good amount of water and get fiber it may not be enough. You can try to increase your fiber intake. Eating bran at breakfast even prunes. For lunch salad and see of this helps. ...Read more

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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.

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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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.

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

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Is it ok to take fiber supplements every day?

Is it ok to take fiber supplements every day?

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:
• Beans
• Whole grains
• Bran Cereal
Oatmeal
• Brown rice
• Popcorn
• Nuts
• Berries
• Vegetables
• Baked potato with skin
Health is Wealth! ...Read more

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Can fiber supplements cause heartburn?

Can fiber supplements cause heartburn?

Uncommon: Most fiber supplements found in the pharmacy or supermarkets are fairly benign when it comes to causing things like acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take fiber supplements while breastfeeding? If so, what brand is reccomended?

Is it okay to take fiber supplements while breastfeeding? If so, what brand is reccomended?

Yes, whatever: Fiber, by definition stays within the inside of the bowel.It will not transfer to the breast milk. Any such product that you find palatable is fine. ...Read more

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Can I take Metamucil if I have gastritis? What other fiber supplements could I take that won't cause bloating?

Can I take Metamucil if I have gastritis? What other fiber supplements could I take that won't cause bloating?

You can: Metamucil will not make your gastritis worse. You can try Citrucel, but be sure to drink plenty of fluids and seek medical attention if you experience worsening abdominal pain. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rectal blood: You may have internal hemorrhoids. Blood in a bm is not normal. Have your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. Associated diarrhea may be due to ulcerative colitis. Polyps or other growths have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What fiber supplements do you recommend?

What fiber supplements do you recommend?

Real food: I suggest fiber from real foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, and whole grains, seeds and nuts. Meat chicken fish, dairy, do not have fiber. Over the counter supplements do not provide the nutrients that you get from natural foods. ...Read more

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Can I take fiber supplements, where my bowles doesn't move much?

Can I take fiber supplements, where my bowles doesn't move much?

Yes.: Fiber supplements may be helpful for constipation. Keep in mind that foods such as figs and prunes are a good source of fiber. There are no adverse advents from taking fiber except too much could cause diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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