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Does fiber choice work to help with weight management?

Does fiber choice work to help with weight management?

Fiber: Fiber is best thought of as a bulking agent for bowel regularity. Natural foods that have fiber could add many calories to your diet. ...Read more

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What is the high fiber diet? Is it healthy. Does it work. What do you eat?

What is the high fiber diet? Is it healthy. Does it work. What do you eat?

Yes it is healthy: Fiber is undigestible plant cellulose. It comes in all the shapes of a plant. Hard round nubbins like seeds can get caught in gut folds and trigger (rarely) diverticulitis/appendicitis. Fine dissolved fiber can't. large threadlike fiber (celery) not a risk. The bulkier makes bowel function work better. The dissolved helps metabolism (better diabetes control) in basically an unknown way. ...Read more

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What if the fiber doesn't work for the stool getting stuck ???

What if the fiber doesn't work for the stool getting stuck ???

Can make worse: Stop the fiber or add a osmotic laxative such as miralax. Miralax or polyethylene glycol 3350 is a powder which is dissolved in liquid. You can take MiraLAX 17 g once to twice daily. You may not experience any early for the first day or two but continue to use it. Main side effects of MiraLAX are dehydration from diarrhea if you have to great of a response you can lower the dose ...Read more

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Our baby started to hav frm 4 week constipation, he is 11 month, he gets muther milk n add. Food.We choose fiber food but still not work?Holds 5 days

Our baby started to hav  frm 4 week constipation, he is 11 month, he gets muther milk n  add. Food.We choose fiber food but still not work?Holds 5 days

take him to a doctor: Constipation has many causes, and most of the time, without detailed history and examination, it is impossible to find the cause. Most of the baby's constipation is functional (there are no anatomic causes). Stools may be very hard, and often causes a crack around the anus, causing painful bm, which causes more constipation. But, there are many other causes that could become serious if left alone. ...Read more

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Does shore natural fiber therapy work for anal fissures?

Does shore natural fiber therapy work for anal fissures?

Difficult to treat: Anal fissures are often difficult to treat and slow to heal. Avoidance of constipation is a necessary component of treatment and fiber can help. Usually a prescription cream containing 0.4% Nitroglycerin is necessary to expedite healing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Im healthy and good fiber diet but constipated and laxatives never work on me. Modafinil only thing that works, how come? What properties cause this?

Im healthy and good fiber diet but constipated and laxatives never work on me. Modafinil only thing that works, how come? What properties cause this?

Too much: caffeine or alcohol and not enough other fluids. You need 80-100oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid every day, more if you do strenuous exercise or do strenuous work raising heart and respiratory rates ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I'm really constipated lately. What in prune juice is supposed to help, since more fiber doesn't work in me?

I'm really constipated lately. What in prune juice is supposed to help, since more fiber doesn't work in me?

Additional measures: People with severe constipation, adter adequate daily fiber and fluid intake, may need to add a daily stool softener or two. If this doesn't help, the next step can be the addition of a stool loosener such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). Follow the directions.Generics are fine. ...Read more

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I've tried eating healthier, drank more water, ate more fiber...but I can't work out much (many injuries and pain). How can I lose weight with IBS?

I've tried eating healthier, drank more water, ate more fiber...but I can't work out much (many injuries and pain).  How can I lose weight with IBS?

Eat less: the most difficult task is to eat less. definitely consult your primary doc to make sure you have no medical problems. A dietitian can certainly help. ...Read more

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