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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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Daily how much gram fibre should take to avoid constipation?

Daily how much gram fibre should take to avoid constipation?

Water and fiber: A high fiber diet and plenty of fluids are the key to avoiding constipation along with healthy daily exercise. 25+ grams a day. In the morning eat a cereal high in fiber. Include a banana. For snacks eat vegetables and fruit. For lunch have a meal that has some salad as a side every day. Drink water not soda. When you first wake up in the morning try 2 glasses of water. ...Read more

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How much is too much of laxative (constipation)?

How much is too much of laxative (constipation)?

Generally I am: Not in favor of chronic laxative use. A hi fiber diet along with 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid per day usually corrects the problem. You are approaching the age for colon screening and if the above doesn't work for you after trying for 2 weeks minimum, you may be a candidate for a colonoscopy even at age 46 or at least an evaluation. Tlk with a colon and rectal surgeon or GI doctor. ...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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How much carbohydrates in rice?

How much carbohydrates in rice?

White rice: 39 grams per cup, cooked. http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-uncle-bens-rice-white-long-i20045 Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools. Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.

Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools.  Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.

Diarrhea: Loose stools are seldom the result of inadequate fiber. If these persist go and get evaluated. You also might just try a cup of Yogurt three times a day for a week or so. ...Read more

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Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Difference between fiber in your diet and supplement fiber? Isn't fiber, fiber?

Yes ; no: Yes, fiber is fiber. But no, there's also soluble vs non-soluble fiber. More importantly, try to focus on eating enough of the right foods to get 25-36g/d as opposed to eating poorly ; then attempting to supplement w/fiber pills/mixes. Besides which, food tastes much better than pills ; powder. And eating enough fiber daily w/plenty of fluids ; physical activity will regulate bowel function. ...Read more

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How much water weight can you lose from drinking magnesium citrate?

How much water weight can you lose from drinking magnesium citrate?

Not much: Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative which works by drawing water into the small intestine even though you will loose some water but it will not cause any significant weight loss, and whatever loss of water, is replaced pretty soon.Net effect no weight loss. ...Read more

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How much Metamucil to prevent diverticulitis?

How much Metamucil to prevent diverticulitis?

If you eat: Adequate fiber in your diet, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains, don't waste your money on metamucil or other fiber substitutes and don't forget to drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Fluid is necessary for fiber to work properly. Even so this will not prevent 100% of the cases of diverticulitis but it will reduces your chances. ...Read more

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How can one get dietary "fiber" from a psyllium that mixes with water?

How can one get dietary "fiber" from a psyllium that mixes with water?

It is still there: When you mix the psyllium in water, it is still there, same as when you add sugar to your coffee--it dissolves in the coffee, but it is still there. Also, it would be difficult to consume dry psyllium powder/husk. So, drink you fibers to good health. Any concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much magnesium in omeprazole?

How much magnesium in omeprazole?

Very little: If you have a low magnesium level in the blood stream on testing Omeprazole is not going to correct this. You should try magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus. Avoid magnesium citrate because it induces diarrhea and this may worsen your magnesium levels. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as too much fiber? I'm not getting enough fiber in my diet so I am considering supplements. Would too much fiber be unhealthy?

Is there such thing as too much fiber? I'm not getting enough fiber in my diet so I am considering supplements. Would too much fiber be unhealthy?

Not really: Average person needs 25 grams of fiber best sources are natural--green leafy vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, green beans, you really don't need to spend money for extra supplements.Most young people do fine without adding a lot of unnecessary vitamins or supplements ...Read more

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Can a person eat too much fiber and get constipated, even though the person drinks adequate water?

Can a person eat too much fiber and get constipated, even though the person drinks adequate water?

Yes: Like most things in life, moderation is key. Too much of anything is never a good thing. This includes fiber. ...Read more

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How can I go about softening stool with fiber diets?

How can I go about softening stool with fiber diets?

37 grams fiber daily: More fiber means more water retained in the stool, promoting easier passage, quicker transit and less exposure to environmental toxins (all good things!) remember to drink more water if you take a fiber supplement, but doing it "naturally" always helps, with a diet rich in fiber (fresh friuts, vegetables etc.). Thankfully fiber content is on all the labels of foods nowadays, so read the labels. ...Read more