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Ibs Soluble Fiber Food List
Fiber- are there any fiber drink mixes or supplements that are useful in bulking up stool to combat chronic IBS related diarrhea? Gluten free as well?
Read below: Dietary fiber may include soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as oatmeal soaks up fluid and slows down transit in the intestinal tract ( good in diarrhea). Insoluble fiber such as the peel of an apple, is poorly digested and draws fluids into the intestinal tract and speeds up transit of stool ( good in constipation) ...Read more
May help.: Probiotics in general are recommended for ibs, whatever form they come in, . ...Read more
Fructose intolerance: Is often mistaken for sugar intolerance. I have had patients that could eat fresh fruit with impunity after being diagnosed with fructose intolerance. Fresh fruit is our normal source of sugar and the fiber is the clue. Fructose syrup, used in many "foods" is a quite different story and is probably why its intolerance has become so popular. ...Read more
Differ properties: Both are in diet. Sol dissolves in water- pectin in apples, jelly, gums in oatmeal, oat bran, insol doesn't- wheat bran. Both increase stool bulk (different mechanisms), shorten transit time in bowel, help constipation. Sol can bind dietary cholesterol, help lower blood levels chol. Both can bind h2o in bowel, make less watery stool in diarrhea. Both can cause gas, bloat, cramps in xs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is soluble: Fiber and there is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is more likely to be roughage in the diet. Soluble fiber will tend to absorb toxic substances in the body and retain them to remove those substances in the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber will lower her cholesterol and lower toxic load. Insoluble fiber will provide the roughage to facilitate bowel movements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What foods = quick bowel transit? Have low anal sphincter function, bms take 4+ hrs in small pieces. Work is suffering. I eat lots of insoluble fibre.
Mineral oil: Try this: every night take 30 cc of prune juice(if you are not diabetic) and /or another 30 cc of mineral oil. You should have bm by morning time. This remedy is not very tasteful. It however work practically in 100% of cases. Fibers likely will not help. Fibers create bulk to stimulate gut mechanically. Mineral oil and prune juice stimulate gut's motion by biochemical means. ...Read more
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
Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?
Gas - bowels: You should bring this to the attention of your doctor. Almost certainly she/he will take a medical history, examine you, and order labs. Relax a bit - things will get better soon! ...Read more
I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?
Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more
No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor.Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more
Gastritis, loss of appetite, Bowel movements NOT normal/diarrhea, hemorrhoids from antacid meds. I eat clean high quality foods. What is going on???
Opiates daily. Chronic diarrhea (foamy stools) and endless gas constantly. Vile vinagery odor. No dairy, low fiber...Please help me?
Relistor (methylnaltrexone): Is a life-saving drug for patients on chronic opioids.If daily MiraLAX is not successful, MiraLAX plus Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is 100% successful. It is like Narcan for your bowels. It removes the narcotic only off your bowel so that it will move. If not, bowel just sits there all drugged up. It does not effect your pain, only poop. Important for stool to be soft on its way out, that's why i recommend miralax. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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