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Psyllium Husk Cholesterol
A lot: In generally, psyllium husk is not a great supplement to help lower cholesterol. Based on an analysis of 8 large studies, it was noted that consumption of 10.2 g psyllium/d lowered serum total cholesterol by 4% and LDL cholesterol by 7% . No effect on the good cholesterol (HDL) was noted. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10648260 ...Read more
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
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
Added Fiber: That sure seems like too much. Remember in medicine that more is never better. This saying is repeatedly proven over and over in all kinds of scenarios when it comes to health care. One or two capsules followed by appropriate amounts of water is the recommended dosing. ...Read more
Is psyllium husk safe to take as prophylaxis for a long time ? or should it only be used for acute problems?
Are there any issues in regards to taking psyllium seed husk and general anethesia? I am having an endoscopy on sat
I took biogesic 6am and 1pm. Now i want to try flanax. Is it safe. And also will have my regular psyllium husk. How safe?
I have anal fissure at 6'O clock position. It doesnt bleed now nor does is it painful. Should i use psyllium husk prescribed to me.?
I'm taking Metamucil (psyllium fiber) for regularity - how much is the maximum one can take per day?
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