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Doctor insights on: How Much Fiber

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How much fiber do children need?

How much fiber do children need?

See below: Age Fiber (Grams)
1-3 years 19
4-8 years 25
9-13 years Female - 26 Male - 31
14-18 years Female - 26 Male - 38

From the American Heart Association ...Read more

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How much fiber do you need daily?

How much fiber do you need daily?

14 grams/1000 Cal: Dietary guidelines for americans recommends that people eat 14 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories. So if you eat 2000 calories per day, you should eat 28 grams of fiber. 100% bran cereal has about 9 grams of fiber in 1/3 cup. An apple with skin has 3-4 grams. ...Read more

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How much fiber do I need per day to help control and lose my weight?

How much fiber do I need per day to help control and lose my weight?

Just to feel fuller: Eating foods or drinking drinks that contain fiber can help with weight loss only if they don't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, mixing water with powdered fiber to make a drink will cause a person to feel fuller and have less appetite (can be helpful). However, mixing fiber with fruit juice will give a person lots of sugar calories along with fiber (won't help!). ...Read more

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Help no matter how much fiber I eat I am always constapaited what should I do?

Help no matter how much fiber I eat I am always constapaited what should I do?

Enough water?: An increase in fiber in your diet must be accompanied by an increase in the amount of water you drink every day. Without the water, the fiber will have the opposite effect and make you more constipated. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Could you tell me how much fiber should someone with gastroparesis eat per day?

Varies: Depending on the severityof the gastroparesis and its resolution either muptiple small feedings to supplemental GI nutrition thru a tube. ...Read more

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I find out I need more fiber in my dite? How much fiber do need in a day? What foods have fiber in it

I find out I need more fiber in my dite? How much fiber do need in a day? What foods have fiber in it

Fiber intake: Women need about 25 grams of fiber per day. Fiber containing foods include bran and whole wheat. There are several soluble fiber supplements that you can take, or foods such as oat bran or wheat germ (sprinkle over salad, soup, breakfast cereals and yogurt.) Use whole-wheat flour when possible in your cooking and baking. Choose whole grain bread. Whole fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries ...Read more

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How much fiber can citrucel tablets contain?

How much fiber can citrucel tablets contain?

Small: Most people need between 25-30 grams a day. If you tend to be constipated then you need more. A "usual" dose from a supplement such as citucel, whether tablet or powder form, have between 4-6 grams. So someone can not get there full daily requirement from them. You must change your diet and drink your water everyday. ...Read more

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How much fiber supplement to take to relieve constipation for a woman?

How much fiber supplement to take to relieve constipation for a woman?

30 gm: It's agood idea to eat food with high fiber. But if need extra supplement, then take over the counter fiber supplement up to 25-30 gm daily with lots of water. Thanks ...Read more

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How can I get doxylamine without calcium phosphate as an inert ingredient in it? The calcium constipates me no matter how much fiber I eat!

How can I get doxylamine without calcium phosphate as an inert ingredient in it? The calcium constipates me no matter how much fiber I eat!

Bowel regimen: You'll probably have a hard time finding it without the calcium. I'd try changing your bowel regimen. Instead of just fiber, try using a tablespoon of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) before bedtime. Or senna pills. ...Read more

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How much fiber is needed if I have high cholesterol and diabetes?

How much fiber is needed if I have high cholesterol and diabetes?

30 g/cay: Optimal fiber intake for an adult (with an otherwise healthy diet) is 25-30 g per day. I suggest everyone count their daily fiber for one week and adjust as needed to get up to goal. Repeat the week of daily counting ever year or so to make sure you're not slipping down, which is easy to do in a busy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fiber is needed if I have high cholesterol and high diabetes as well?

Could you tell me how much fiber is needed if I have high cholesterol and high diabetes as well?

Soluble fiber best: Soluble fiber can certainly help reduce cholesterol by 5-10%. The best preparations are the ones that contain psyllium fiber (like metamucil). 2-3 servings per day work best. Data on diabetes is less clear, but cholesterol lowering is a good enough reason to use soluble fiber. ...Read more

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Now matter how much water and fiber I take, I'm always dehydrated, causing my stool to be hard and dark. Solutions?

Now matter how much water and fiber I take, I'm always dehydrated, causing my stool to be hard and dark. Solutions?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How much time for high fiber diet to take effect?

How much time for high fiber diet to take effect?

Which effect?: Change in bowel habits. About a day. Effects on weight loss really slowly. Weeks, and not necessarily effective. Cholesterol. Again, not guaranteed, but about a month ...Read more

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Can you have too much fiber?

Too much fiber: Yes it is possible to get too much fiber and this can cause a lot of trouble. See you doctor. ...Read more

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Could you have too much fiber?

Relatively.: Recommendations suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women. 50 grams for men. Without adequate water intake, this amount could be constipating. ...Read more

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How can you figure out how much certain food has in fiber?

How can you figure out how much certain food has in fiber?

See web site: Here is a web link that has the content of fiber in foods.

http://www. Wehealny. Org/healthinfo/dietaryfiber/fibercontentchart. Html. ...Read more

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Can you have too much fiber? Is it bad to have too much fiber?

Can you have too much fiber? Is it bad to have too much fiber?

Yes: It's pretty hard to get too much fiber from food alone unless you're living on only bread or eat too much of a few very fibrous, undigestable foods. Usually, too much fiber occurs from overuse of fiber supplements - pill or powder form. You may get diarrhea since fiber draws in more water into the colon. ...Read more

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Can you really eat too much fiber? What are the signs of too much? How much is the max people can eat?

Can you really eat too much fiber? What are the signs of too much? How much is the max people can eat?

Not really, but: There's always a point where there's an excess of something, though it would be hard to get to that point reasonably with fiber. I suppose if you eat bales of hay at a time, you could reach an unsafe amount, but it is not something 99.9% of people would have to worry about with a normal diet. ...Read more

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Does muesli have just as much fiber as oatmeal?

Does muesli have just as much fiber as oatmeal?

Oatmeal vs Muesli: Well! oatmeal is oatmeal. Muesli is, de facto, oatmeal plus a few nuts and fruits. The latter developed bvy s swiss doctor about 1900 as a nutritious food for his patients. So... Muesli=oatmeal+additionas. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects from getting too much fiber?

Are there any negative effects from getting too much fiber?

Yes: Cramping, gas and bloating are negative effects from too much fiber. Excess fiber can bind to iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium and decrease their absorption. ...Read more

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Having problems going number 2. Does too much meat and not much fiber have something to do with it?

Having problems going number 2. Does too much meat and not much fiber have something to do with it?

Quite likely.: You need to eat more than just meat for proper elimination. If for some reason you won't eat fruits, whole grains or vegetables you may wish to consider taking a fiber supplement such as metamucil or citrucel or benefiber or konsyl once or twice daily. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic appendoctomy on tuesday night and the pain is too much also today I woke up with a lot of fiber that comes and go what should I d?

I had a laparoscopic appendoctomy on tuesday night and the pain is too much also today I woke up with a lot of fiber that comes and go what should I d?

Post op Pain: Surgeons need to know if the post operative experience is in any way complicated. Pain is used as the guide in many cases. You should have been sent home with instructions on what to do if you have any complications after surgery. I doubt many of us here online would want to comment during an important process that includes communicating with your surgeon about your severe pain. ...Read more

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Is fiber good for you?

Is fiber good for you?

Absolutely: When it comes to GI health you should always have hope: high fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, propbiotics and enzymes for digestion. Fiber helps to bind and eliminate toxins from the bowel and will lower cholesterol. It softens the stool and bulks it up for a healthy daily bowel movent, and it speeds transit time thus lowering your risk of cancer, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What foods have fiber?

What foods have fiber?

Commensense: Most fresh fruits and vegetables have high fiber content. ...Read more

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Which foods have fiber?

Many: Raw fruits and vegetables and whole grains are typically high in fiber. Here's a good list: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. ...Read more