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High Fiber Foods And Drinks
Constipated for 2 wks. I took MiraLax & Colace for 3 days, but neither helped. I've been drinking prune juice & eating high fiber foods. I've gone a little, but I'm still constipated. My K level is 3.2. What can I do at this point? (Best options?)
Enema/water: At this point I suggest that you try a Fleet's enema which you can buy at the pharmacy. Continue the miralax (polyethylene glycol) nightly. The colace is not likely to help much but adding a fiber supplement, walking daily for at least 30 minutes and drinking at least 3 liters of water daily could also help. If this does not work then you may need to see a doctor for a medical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These: Soluble fibre: peas, soybeans, oats, rye, chia, barley, prunes, plums, avocados, berries, ripe bananas, skin of apples, quinces, pears, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and onions insoluble fiber: whole grain wheat, corn, bran, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, potato skins, green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, celery, and nopal, avocado, unripe bananas, skins of kiwi, grapes and tomatoes. ...Read more
Whole grain, legumes: ...Fruits and vegetables. 100% whole wheat bread, brown rice and whole wheat crackers will be a hit with kids who like carbs. Most fresh fruits and green veggies are good sources of fiber, so prepare them in appealing ways. And don't forget legumes such as pinto or black beans and lentils which are packed with fiber. ...Read more
Whole grains: Anything with whole grains like whole wheat bread, other whole grain breads like rye and spelt, oatmeal and other whole grain cereals, brown rice, beans, bran muffins, popcorn. Also fruits and vegetables. Check out http://familydoctor.Org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/food-nutrition/nutrients/fiber-how-to-increase-the-amount-in-your-diet.Printerview.All.Html for more ideas. ...Read more
Many: Legumes are a great source of fiber in a tasty, low fat package. So, beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, navy, red, etc.), lentils, soy beans (edamami), etc. My favorite snack is a small container of edamami. I boil them, keep them in the fridge, then use them for a great little snack. Oatmeal is also a good snack, but requires more work. Don't get bored, try new things. ...Read more
Whats the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and i heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.
Please see below: One thing you can do to reduce your risk for heartburn and acid reflux disease is to eat low-fat, high-protein meals. Also, eat smaller meals more frequently; stop eating before you get too full. It may also help if you avoid certain beverages and foods, like coffee and carbonated drinks as well. ...Read more
When a doctor say fiber in ur diet what are they talking about. What is high fiber food pleaz help me?
Dietary fiber: In layman's terms: dietary fiber means foods that when eaten act as ingredients that bind water to it and bulk up your stool and also at the same time makes you regular. High fiber foods also bind to fats and help in lowering your cholesterol levels.; legumes, beans vegetables, some fruits are high in fiber e.g. Garbanzo beans, peas, kidney and black beans, whole peeled oranges, green beans, etc. ...Read more
My rt ovary (seemingly) bloats up and down (as if like gas) when i eat high fiber foods but only my rt. Is this normal? Ovarian cancer maybe? Scared.
I eat juice and high fiber foods, but when I do go poop, almost nothing comes out. Any advice or tips on how to get rid of my constipation?
Fluids: Try drinking more plain water 64 ounces/day. ...Read more
I had a barium swallow today. I drank water and ate high fiber foods and 2 fiber choice capsules. Now I have cramps, gas and diarhea. Is this normal?
Been constipated days. Using enemas, laxatives, eating high fiber foods, etc. don't help. When I poop there's mucus. And there's back and rib pain.
Constipation: Hi. Welcome to Healthtap, I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher, pedi MD. Water flush (48-64 ozs/d) helps along with Miralax at bedtime until better. The distention can cause pain in back/abdomen. It could be a different problem if you have been active and strained back, abdominal rectus muscles. Advil for pain. Lots of fruits, prune Juice, green leafy vegetables. If further problems arise: fever, pain, emesis- appt ...Read more
After you switch to a high fiber diet and start drinking more water how long till my hemroides go away?
1-2 weeks: Hemorrhiods will improve with modifications such as adding fiber within a couple of weeks. Dietary modification alone iis not always successful in treating symptoms. If your symptoms persist see your physician for further evaluation. Blood in your stool can be a sign of more serious conditions as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have digestion disorders & chronic constipation despite drinking about 3 liters of water &eating high amount of fibers (raw&cooked vegetables) , why?
If i want stable blood sugar and to not have extra hormones in the body, will drinking soda when I have an overall high fiber diet ruin insulin balanc?
Yes it will: Yes , soda is very bad for health , bad for other systems not just Insulin balance and blood sugar. It has high calories ( 300 ) , contain corn syrup in it has high fructose , excess of it is not good for health , even diet soda has to many chemicals , best drink is water which is free ( if you don't by bottled water ) and great for health. ...Read more
I had 39 grams of fiber today because i'm on a high calorie level meal plan. As long as i drink a lot of water I should be ok; is that correct? I keep thinking that i'll be constipated.
What to do about connective tissue disease & lack of intestinal peristalsis? I have high fiber diet, drink lots of h20, & exercise daily.
Try Triphala: The things you are doing are wise. I advise trying triphala, a combination of 3 fruits used in ayurvedic medicine, that can improve peristalsis- especially the component known as haritaki. See http://www.Onlyfoods.Net/terminalia-chebula-haritaki.Html and http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html triphala is quite safe and not habit-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer