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Doctor insights on: Isphaghula Husk

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Is psyllium husk a grain?

No: Psyllium is a seed and the seed and husk (outer shell) is used as a source of soluble fiber. It is not a grain. ...Read more

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How long can i take psyllium husk ?

How long can i take psyllium husk ?

Psyllium husk.: Psyllium husk is safe to use in the long term as a fiber and nutrient supplement. My concern with it is more the fact that it's easy. Remember that men need no more than 50 grams of fiber daily - it's easy to start sprinkling a lot of that stuff on everything. I'd rather you get the majority of your fiber from your regular meals and add Psyllium husk to oatmeal, salads and smoothies for example ...Read more

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What does psyllium husks do for you?

What does psyllium husks do for you?

See below: It is a naturalsource of fiber, it bulks uo the stool.To hrlp with good bowel movement. Need to take it with adequate water. ...Read more

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Where can I buy psyllium seed husks or powder?

Psyllium: can be found in a number of products at drug and grocery stores. ...Read more

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Does psyllium husk absorb b12?

Does psyllium husk absorb b12?

psyllium husks B12: It is possible if both taken at same time. Best to take B12 sub-lingually to get the best absorbtion. Can use drops or instant dissolve tablets under tongue. ...Read more

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How soon after diverticulitis attack can you take psyllium husk powder?

How soon after diverticulitis attack can you take psyllium husk powder?

I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting psyllium before the 6 weeks have elapsed and you are symptom free as you risk a more severe recurrence during those 6 weeks with possible complication of perforation, abscess or fistula development, all of which are emergencies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if isabgol (pysllium husk) is safe for adults in long run?

Can you tell me if isabgol (pysllium husk) is safe for adults in long run?

Isabgol (pysllium): I commend you for your desire for Good Health Isabgol (pysllium husk) is used to treat constipation. With constipation relieved, people feel refreshed and energetic. Most people do not have any side effects, even taking it for long time. It can cause obstructions or blockages in the gastrointestinal tract. As per MedlinePlus, this effect is most common if you have undergone bowel surgery ...Read more