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Is Soluble Fiber Good For Constipation
May help.: Probiotics in general are recommended for ibs, whatever form they come in, . ...Read more
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.
What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pure psyllium husk powder as good as manufactured products such as Metamucil to maintain daily bowel regularity? How much should be taken daily?
Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind (psyllium) are readily fermented by your gut flora ; may cause bloating/gassiness. Choose your favorite depending on your tolerance to taste, texture, volume, dosing. If your goal is bowel regularity, remember that normal stool frequency fits a spectrum from 3-4 movements/day to one every 3-4 days. Dose is individualized, as dietary fiber varies. ...Read more
Is chronic constipation (daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) frequent senna, glyc. Supp's aren't enough. Enemas needed often) in
toddlers considered a Motility issue?
Stool retention: This is more an accident than a motility issue. When/if the kid decides one day not to poop, and the next day has a hard painful stool, they may try to stop having them. Over time stool retention causes physical changes in the large bowel causing poor emptying. Parents try short treatments that fail & the problem continues. This often requires a developmental ped or pedi GI working for a year . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best constipation fix for someone to try if Senna, magnesium oxide, and a high fluid and high fiber diet arent working?
No: Especially at age 18 try not to be dependent on a laxative of any type except on rare occasions. Work on getting enough fiber (25grams/day) if you need help try a fiber supplement. Get pleanty of fluid (50oz of non alcoholic non caffeinated /day) and excersise especially anaerobic ....Hope this helps. ...Read more
Any danger using 1tbs milk of magnesia nightly long term for tendency to constipation? Diet is good plenty of fiber etc. dont like miralax (polyethylene glycol) or colace.
?: If you diet is good why do you need all these laxatives and softeners? No you cannot use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) long term. Try water and exercise. Drink apple or prune juice. Get your system working on its own or you will be dependent on these softeners for the rest of your life. ...Read more
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