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I am having a colonoscopy in a week & have celiac disease, for colon prep I was told to limit my food a week before to a low fiber diet, whait's that?

I am having a colonoscopy in a week & have celiac disease, for colon prep I was told to limit my food a week before to a low fiber diet, whait's that?

Low fiber diet: Meaning less of foods with high fiber content, to avoid build up of waste in the colon before the procedure, usually it is soft diet, avoid lots of fruits, vegetables, green salads, etc, ask the team who will perform the colonoscopy, they would provide you with exact diet regimen needed, good luck with the procedure ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

For colonoscopy prep kit what is the difference between propel body that says fiber and what can I eat before an endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

Discuss: Your prep with your endoscopist. Each doctor has his/her favorite preps and specific instructions regarding prep and fasting. ...Read more

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What can I feed my bf who is on a low fiber diet?

What can I feed my bf who is on a low fiber diet?

Juicing: Consider juicing with a juicer as good machines will remove the fiber and leaves you the healthy nutrition, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from the fresh fruits and vegetables that you drink. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a low fiber diet consist of?

How do I know exactly what does a low fiber diet consist of?

Avoid foods with fib: Fiber is the part in fruits, vegetables&grains not digested by your body. Low fiber diet limits these foods
so it is a diet in which you limit or eliminate vegetables, fruits, and grains. The following are allowed
enriched white breadwithout seeds, white rice, white pasta, crackers, refined cereals like cream of wheat, fruit juices without pulp, pancakes/waffles, egg, tofu, tender meat poultry&fish, milk, butter. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm on a low fiber diet, what vegtables can I eat?

What to do if I'm on a low fiber diet, what vegtables can I eat?

NoskinsNoSeedsNoHusk: Dietary fiber is found in plants and is not completely digested by us humans. A low-fiber diet contains less than10 to 15 grams of fiber per day and eliminates foods known to increase the amount of stool. Veggies should be cooked, all are OK except Lima beans, green peas,
\broccoli, parsnips and corn. Fruits, canned or cooked except figs, prunes and berries. Raw: apricot, banana, melons, peach, papaya, plum ...Read more

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Can you advise for a diabetic that needs to eat a low fiber diet?

Can you advise for a diabetic that needs to eat a low fiber diet?

Diabetes: Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes you need to learn a lot about your food intake - not just low fiber diet.
I would start by going on-line to "NuVal" and see what your food are doing in terms of calorie content. The program, doesn't show calories but clearly separates appropriate food from food that is not to good for you.
It would also be helpful to see a diabetes educator or dietitian. ...Read more

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Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Will a low fiber diet contribute to my hemorrhoids?

Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Yes, possibly...: Or you don't drink enough water. The antihistamine you are on could contribute also. Constipation is something that can cause many problems down the road--diverticulitis, bowel perforation. Best to always have a goal to never poop rocks or pebbles! I like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) because it is safe (draws water into the colon), doesn't taste like anything (mix in any fluid), and doesn't cause rebound constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I need to follow a low-fiber diet if I have diverticulosis?

Why do I need to follow a low-fiber diet if I have diverticulosis?

You don't.: You actually need to follow a HIGH fiber diet with diverticulosis. A low fiber diet would be employed with diverticulitis, which is an infection. ...Read more

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Who should follow low fiber diet?

Who should follow low fiber diet?

Colitis: People with active inflammation in the intestines or colon=- such as those with crohn's colitis or diverticulitis should follow a low fiber diet. The fiber can worsen the inflammation. ...Read more

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What are some foods to eat for a low fiber diet?

What are some foods to eat for a low fiber diet?

Fish, chicken, tofu: Foods high in protein are usually low in fiber but too much protein can also be a problem. Stick with wild fish, tofu, and limit dairy foods, eggs, etc. ...Read more

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What should I feed my hubby who is on a low fiber diet?

What should I feed my hubby who is on a low fiber diet?

Avoid foods with fib: Fiber is the part in fruits, vegetables&grains not digested by your body. Low fiber diet limits these foods
so it is a diet in which you limit or eliminate vegetables, fruits, and grains. The following are allowed
enriched white breadwithout seeds, white rice, white pasta, crackers, refined cereals like cream of wheat, fruit juices without pulp, pancakes/waffles, egg, tofu, tender meat poultry&fish, milk, butter. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: low fiber diet?

What is the definition or description of: low fiber diet?

Basically "junk": You may have noticed that some of the commercial foods are adding fiber. This is totally unnecessary. Fresh fruit and vegetables supply fiber in its required form. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have a low fiber diet without dairy?

Is it a good idea to have a low fiber diet without dairy?

No and yes: Fiber is important; dairy is not. Fiber absorbs fat and keeps intestinal contents moving along. Get your fiber from non-starchy vegetables and beans. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with a diabetic that needs to eat a low fiber diet?

Can you give me suggestions with a diabetic that needs to eat a low fiber diet?

Low fiber diet: Most medical centers have an excellent staff that can guide you through your diabetes and best eating habits. Have your doctor or nurse set this up for you. ...Read more

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I'm trying to gain weight and I do have a ostomy bag which makes it hard to find something within my low fiber diet. Do you have any suggestions?

I'm trying to gain weight and I do have a ostomy bag which makes it hard to find something within my low fiber diet. Do you have any suggestions?

Increase calories: You are in a rare situation, needing to gain weight and having trouble doing it. Slow down on your exercise, but don't stop. Increase your daily calories by adding three extra small meals (250 kcals) to your day. The free app called my fitness pal is very helpful to tract your calories. Go slowly, don't rely on sugary drinks or corn syrup, keep it balanced. Good luck. ...Read more

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Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Low fiber diet--now dealing with constipation!?

Fiber& constipation: If you are not on medications that cause constipation, like antidepressants, a low fiber diet can cause constipation. Solution, try to incorporate high fiber foods like whole-grain breads, cereals, pastas, fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes such as beans and lentils. If you are female, you should eat 21-25 grams of fiber per day. If you are male, then you should eat about 30-38 grams of fiber a day! ...Read more

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Recovering from diverticulitis attack still have to be on low fiber diet but at the same time afraid of constipation what can I do?

Recovering from diverticulitis attack still have to be on low fiber diet but at the same time afraid of constipation what can I do?

Diverticulitis: Hello and Welcome to HealthTap,
I would suggest continuing the high fiber diet, increasing water intake to 6-8 glasses of water (if no contraindication). Use Metamucil on daily basis & walk or exercise if possible. Try avoiding foods with seeds to avoid inflammation of the diverticuli, once your acute phase is over you would benefit from colonoscopy at least 6 weeks after the episode.
Thank you ...Read more

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How do I get enuf vitamin intake from a low fiber diet?

Change diet, supps: I first wonder why you are on a low fiber diet? It sounds like you are aware that foods high in fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains)are the best dietary sources of vitamins. Low fiber diets are sometimes advised for intestinal issues but are seldom necessary. If you really do need to be on a low fiber diet then a well-rounded multivitamin from the health food store will supply needed vitamins. ...Read more

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What does a low fiber diet consist of?

What does a low fiber diet consist of?

Foods w/o fiber: White bread and cereals from refined grains (which is most ready-to-eat commercial cereals). Meat, poultry, and fish do not have fiber. Neither do dairy products. Fruit and vegetables have fiber but their juice does not. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of a low fiber diet?

Colon Cancer plus: Low fiber diets can cause hemorrhoids, divericulosis, polyps and even colon cancer. ...Read more

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How long after treating an infection from diverticulitus should I maintain a low fiber diet? How long does it take to fully heal?

How long after treating an infection from diverticulitus should I maintain a low fiber diet? How long does it take to fully heal?

2-4 weeks: Uncomplicated diverticulitis (meaning no bowel abscess or perforation) is often treated with oral anitbiotics and a modification of diet in the early period of treatment. Treatment is generally over the period of antibiotics taken and can be from 7-14 days.Abdominal pain should be gone. A low fiber diet is encouraged during that time with intent to progress to a higher fiber diet as tolerated. ...Read more

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What might I do to get vitamin E intake from a low fiber diet?

What might I do to get vitamin E intake from a low fiber diet?

Pick E rich food: U can pick.........Sunflower seed, almond, paprica, chilli, pine nuts, peanut, dry apricot, green olive, spinach, basil, . ...Read more

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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

High fiber helpful: Healthy intestinal flora break down fiber to produce short chain fatty acids like butyric acid, which are essential for healing a leaky gut, so a high fiber diet, along with probiotics/prebiotics will generally help. It is also necessary to treat the causes of the leaky gut by treating parasites, yeast and unfriendly bacteria and avoiding allergenic foods and alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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Can I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

Can I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet with leaky gut?

High fiber: Eat a high fiber diet. A high fiber diet contains more vitamins and antioxidants than a low residue diet. Good luck! ...Read more

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How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer?

How the high fat diet and low fiber diet considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer?

Controversial: Various studies have yielded various results, as is common in epidemiology. It may still be "politically correct" to blame meat-eating, low-fiber, high-fat diets for colon cancer, but you also need to know that the hard-core studies have generally shown less of an effect than you may have been told. Don't forego screening -- no one's immune. ...Read more

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I had a jejunal resection after having an adhesive bowel obstruction. And I have been taking low fiber diet. How long do I have to control my diet?

Bowel resection: Depends how much of your jejunum was resected. Usually diet control should be for the first 2-3 months unless a large part of the bowel was resected ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Low Fiber Diet (Definition)

You may have noticed that some of the commercial foods are adding fiber. This is totally unnecessary. Fresh fruit and vegetables supply fiber ...Read more