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Can I take "skinny fiber" with the other medications I take?

Who knows?: The ingredients of skinny fiber are: glucomannan powder, caralluma powder, and cha da bugre. Not only do we not know what medications you're taking, there are surely no controlled trials looking for interactions with those unusual ingredients. You're on your own! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does small fiber neuropathy heal if it is caused by medication?

Does small fiber neuropathy heal if it is caused by medication?

Possibly: If this is the correct diagnosis is possible, but it may be a neuropathy caused by other issues and you need to have this clarified. If a medication reaction causes a problem after the medication is withdrawn often the problem will go away, but sometimes there are situations when it will persist. This is something you can ask your physician. ...Read more

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Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?

Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?

OJ and drugs: Orange juice enhances absorption of iron. Orange juice specifically decreases absorption of Acebutolol, Atenolol, Aliskiren, Ciprofloxacin, Fexofenadine, Levofloxacin, Levothyroxine, and Mentelukast. ...Read more

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Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

See details: Rest, ice, physical therapy and local cortisone injection are all options. Speak with an orthopedist about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Fibro/Depression/Rx: According to a well-designed research study, 34% of people with fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] are also depressed. That implies that 66% of fms are not depressed. Some authors have predicted that the depression in fms is caused by the pain but other evidence indicates that they are independent. Cymbalta [duloxetine] is the only drug which is separately fda-approved for both fms and for depression. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.

I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.

Less starining: In spite of your soft BM, you need to spend lees time on the toilet and do less straining.
try to do a sitz bath by sitting in the bath tub full of warm water.
if keep bothering you, internal hemorrhoids could be easily ligated in the office, it is a simple procedure and painless. ...Read more

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I have been on 1200mg of Gralise for small fiber neuropathy and have not found relief. Will 1800mg help or should I consider another medication?

I have been on 1200mg of Gralise for small fiber neuropathy and have not found relief. Will 1800mg help or should I consider another medication?

Gralise: The max dose of GRalise is 3x600mg tabs peer day taken at one time usually at around dinner 5-6 pm. Before you switch the dose should be optimized and then a decision made whether to switch. ...Read more

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Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?

Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?

Consider: Some benefit shown w/ sugar control taking cinnamon and gemnema - not enough that it would replace Insulin injections - I would not start these without supervision or input from your family physician or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Other options includ: You could try some other options. Two that I have used successfully include Lyrica (pregabalin) which is similar to gabapentin, but is a newer generation. Older drugs such as amitryptyline ; nortriptyline may also help. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

Fiber conflict: Fiber, of both soluble & insoluble variety, provides health benefits--accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut; adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity; fills you up. Too much fiber can make you gassy, increase stool volume, interfere with drug metabolism. Ask your doc about appropriate timing of fiber and Rx intake. The good news--the pipeline for IBS-C drugs is exciting. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to get off of a medication, been taking tegratol, well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, I have been having issues with taking

What is the safest way to get off of a medication, been taking tegratol, well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, I have been having issues with taking

See pain doctor: Most pain doctors or internal medicine doctors have lots of alternative therapies to try to help patients wean off pain medicines.
There are also herbal remedies with anti-inflammatory properties that can be suggested to use to start spreading out the time in between your doses. Look up pain doctors on this health tap. ...Read more

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Can small fiber neuropathy that cause from drug (antibiotic) get worse with time?

Can small fiber neuropathy that cause from drug (antibiotic) get worse with time?

Small Fiber Neuropat: Hello. How long have you been off this culprit -antibiotic? How long were you taking it? In my patient population, the longer someone has been on the offending medication, the lower the likelihood that the neuropathy will resolve on its own. For this reason, we treat & manage (using neuropathic meds like gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc.) the symptoms related to the respective neuropathy. ...Read more

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Does fiber bind to fat?

Does fiber bind to fat?

No. ...: But it does have a favorable affect on fat metabolism. Soluble fiber--oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, strawberries, nuts, etc, etc--attracts water and forms a gel. This substance slows the rate at which digesting fat and sugar enter the blood stream, resulting in a steadier energy state. It reduces blood sugar spikes/crashes which can lead to hunger and overeating. ...Read more

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Why do I need fiber in my diet?

Why do I need fiber in my diet?

Fiber: Fiber in your diet serves many useful purposes. First of all, it will lower your cholesterol by prevent your body from absorbing excess cholesterol from your GI tract. Also, fiber moves any toxins through and out of your body. It has been shown that the less contact time toxins have with the lining of the intestines, the lower the incidence of colon cancer. Fiber is good for colon health. ...Read more

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In which foods I get more fiber?

In which foods I get more fiber?

Fruits & Vegetables: Legumes (beans), fruits that you can eat the skin, and green vegitables have the highest content of fiber. Brown rice is another option to consider. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best source of fiber?

What is the best source of fiber?

Dietary: Fiber from fruits and vegetables are the best. Gums and guars present in fruits and veggies are best. Oatmeal, cereal grains, flax seeds, and unprocessed bran are other good sources of fiber. You can buy otc fiber tablets, soluble fiber and other fibers. Eat a balanced diet and increase the fruits, veggies and water in your diet. ...Read more

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How can I add fiber to a cakemix?

How can I add fiber to a cakemix?

Psyllium husk: One option is psyllium husk, which could impart a nutty flavor to your baking. ...Read more

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How to increase fiber in the diet?

How to increase fiber in the diet?

For a healthy diet: That is high in fiber, check out www. Drmcdougall. Com or www. Nutritionfacts. Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. Many plants foods are naturally high in fiber. For example, prunes are more effective for constipation that pills. ...Read more

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What's foods have the most fiber to eat?

What's foods have the most fiber to eat?

Fiber sources.: Fiber is found in fruits (blueberries, cranberries, apples), vegetables (broccoli, radicchio, endive, spinach), whole-grain breads (whole-GRAIN more than whole-WHEAT) and some breakfast cereals. Fiber supplements exist as well. It's always better to include all sources of fiber as part of a healthy, varied meal plan. 35 grams daily for women, 50 for men. And drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't eat enough fibers?

What happens if I don't eat enough fibers?

Poor colon health: Short-term, fiber (along with plenty of fluids) helps you have regular bowel movements. This avoids constipation, pain with defecation, and explosive diarrhea caused by changes in diet. Long-term, fiber decreases your colon's exposure to toxins found in food (such as nitrites). Less exposure decreases your risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What is the health benefit of insoluble fiber?

What is the health benefit of insoluble fiber?

Prevent constipation: It improves the transit time of the food and helps prevent constipation and diverticular disease. ...Read more

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What are some foods that have a high amount of fiber?

What are some foods that have a high amount of fiber?

Varies: There are 2 types of fiber:soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, & preventing diseases.
Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion. This slows digestion. Soluble fiber is in oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, & some fruits/vegetables. Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, vegetables, & whole grain. It adds bulk 2 stool. ...Read more

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Can you have too much fiber? Is it bad to have too much fiber?

Can you have too much fiber? Is it bad to have too much fiber?

Yes: It's pretty hard to get too much fiber from food alone unless you're living on only bread or eat too much of a few very fibrous, undigestable foods. Usually, too much fiber occurs from overuse of fiber supplements - pill or powder form. You may get diarrhea since fiber draws in more water into the colon. ...Read more

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What are some foods that are high im fiber? Be specific please

Vegetables!: Eat more vegetables, and avoid most grain, especially bread/wheat flour. ...Read more