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Soluble Fiber Medication
Differ properties: Both are in diet. Sol dissolves in water- pectin in apples, jelly, gums in oatmeal, oat bran, insol doesn't- wheat bran. Both increase stool bulk (different mechanisms), shorten transit time in bowel, help constipation. Sol can bind dietary cholesterol, help lower blood levels chol. Both can bind h2o in bowel, make less watery stool in diarrhea. Both can cause gas, bloat, cramps in xs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: This depends on what you are trying to achieve. In general insoluble fiber is taken to bulk and hopefully soften your stool if a tendency to get constipated is the reason you take it. There is no real therapeutic role for soluble fiber that I know of even though it can't hurt. It is assumed that the carb is less rapidly absorbed leading to a lower blood glucose level. ...Read more
I was wondering what are the differences between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and their benefits?
No: Eating fiber does not cause constipation. In fact, consuming soluble fiber actually treats constipation as well as diarrhea. Some people take drug agents containing fiber to help with bowel movements. To prevent constipation, you should eat foods high in fiber such as oatmeal, apples, bananas, and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is soluble: Fiber and there is insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is more likely to be roughage in the diet. Soluble fiber will tend to absorb toxic substances in the body and retain them to remove those substances in the intestinal tract. Soluble fiber will lower her cholesterol and lower toxic load. Insoluble fiber will provide the roughage to facilitate bowel movements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read below: Dietary fiber may include soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as oatmeal soaks up fluid and slows down transit in the intestinal tract ( good in diarrhea). Insoluble fiber such as the peel of an apple, is poorly digested and draws fluids into the intestinal tract and speeds up transit of stool ( good in constipation) ...Read more
About 25grams: 25 grams if you eat a good fiber cereal in morning you will get about 5 grams. Just a good healthy diet with fda recommended fruits and vegetables is sufficient for most would not spend a lot of money on supplements without good diet changes first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: dietary fiber is consisted of insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber- increases the flow of the stool through the intestines and speeds things up. Soluble fiber- as in oatmeal, does the opposite. Soluble fiber is used when you have diarrhea, since it absorbs water and makes the stool firmer. Insoluble fiber is used in constipation to help with bowel movements. ...Read more
I'm taking powdered slippery elm bark for my diverticulosis. I'm wondering if it has enough soluble fiber so that I don't need psyllium husk too?
Fiber?: The preparations of slippery elm bark powder I found are used for teas, and are calorie-free. With diverticulosis you need fiber - 50 grams daily for a man. Psyllium husk does give you some fiber; you can add it to fiber you get from other whole food sources. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Theoritically....: In theory yes.......Get a more detailed answer ›
Both: Soluble fibre attracts water and helps keep stool soft. Insoluble fibre makes stool bulky and shortens transit time and helps evacuation. Both are good for different reasons. ...Read more
I just had a partial nephrectomy. And now I have anal fissure, what is the best fiber to use?
What is better soluble or insoluble fiber?
What's the best soluble fiber ingredient to look for in a fiber supplement? Right now mine uses xylitol, but seeing if there's something more natural.
May help.: Probiotics in general are recommended for ibs, whatever form they come in, . ...Read more
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