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Psyllium Husk And Kidney Disease
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?
Yes: Not absorbed in the blood and has no impact on kidney function. ...Read more
Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?
Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more
18yo female, bloating and pain after eating, becoming worse. Have coeliac disease. Not reflux, pregnant, fecal overload, chrons disease, gall stones.
Food sensitivities: Consider checking for other food sensitivities. Gut takes at least 6 months to heal from gluten damage. Casein, the protein in milk, can also cross react with gluten. This is different from being lactose intolerant, and one can be intolerant to both lactose and casein. Consider also avoiding milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of neurogenic bladder, flaccid and current severe constipation. 45,male, lost one kidney to cancer. Can he take miralax or mag citrate?
Yes, you may...: Both Miralx and mag citrate are osmotic-type laxatives by making more water inside the bowel so to increase bulkiness and softness of foods residue for bowel movement. So, you may use them, but always with caution since individual reaction to any drug use may widely vary although being found to be safe as OTC remedy for constipation. Make sure not to take them > 1-2 weeks for chronic constipation. ...Read more
Have had chronic constipation since age 3. Eat hi-fiber diet, lots of water, yogurt daily, etc Any alternative to taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) the rest of my life?
can i take protein diet like egg, chicken? I had a calcium oxalate stone but not now. Will protein diet harmful for kidney or cause a stone?
Stones and protein: In general, high protein diets are not great for people who make kidney stones. There are many reasons for this. A normal protein diet is most beneficial. However, everyone is diferent, and you may benefit from specific tests that your urologist can perform that may allow him/her to more specifically tailor a diet that will maximize your health and minimize your risk of more stones. ...Read more
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
I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?
Holistic hoax: Anecdotal study based on African tribes who had a high fiber diet and were w/o diverticular disease. There have been no scientific double blind long term studies. Since you now have diverticular disease suggest a low residue diet. Consult a gastroenterologist for help in management ...Read more
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?
Already eating fiber and drinking enough liquid. Still having severe constipation. Doctor said Mirlax. Would psyllium husks be better?
I like psyllium.: When it comes to the management of an otherwise normal bodily function, it's always nicer to manage it'd naturally. As such, I would prefer you try psyllium husk first - it has a great taste when added to baking or to oatmeal or bread crumbs for recipes, and it will increase further your fiber intake. Just don't overload with fiber all at once. 35 grams/day in divided doses. ...Read more
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