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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 more
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?
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 more
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
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?
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
When you are constipated and have gas because of taking the med, which is better soluble or insoluble fiber?
Soluble fiber or insoluble fiber? When is the best time of day to eat that to prevent constipation and gas throughout the day?
Insoluble fiber: Produces more stool. Soluble fiber helps reduce cholesterol. So both are beneficial. Time of day is irrelevant but best to spread out thru the waking hours. More important to prevent bloating, gas and constipation is adequate fluids: 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids is recommended. ...Read more
I was told by a Gastroenterologist that soluble fiber would help my symptoms for IBS. Would Benefiber be a good choice? The kind you mix in drinks?
Yes: Benefiber can be a good choice for obtaining more soluble fiber in the diet as an attempt to treat IBS. It is generally better to begin slowly and gradually increase the amount of fiber supplementation over the course of weeks to months. It is also important to increase your fluid intake when you increase your fiber. This works in some patients with IBS. Good luck. ...Read more
Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools. Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.
Is this a good product for someone with IBS MASON vitamins Soluble Fiber Chewable Tablets, 60 Count with probiotics?
Maybe/Maybe not: If you have issues with constipation with your IBS and that's more prominent than issues with diarrhea then the fiber could be a good idea to try. The probiotics, however, have not been formally recommended for patients with IBS yet in the many studies that have been conducted. They have not pinned down what strains are best and therefore don't want to recommend them at this time. ...Read more
Indigestible Plant: Dietary fiber, the non-digestible part of plants in our diet, consists of soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and functions in the GI tract help lower blood cholesterol. Sources of soluble fiber include oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium. Insoluble fiber acts to add bulk to the stool and promote regularity. ...Read more
2 Question. 1) The paleo diet says no beans/legumes. Why? & 2) If I abandon beans how do I get 20-25g per day of soluable fiber?
Legumes are good: Hi. Beans/legumes are a very healthy diet component. The paleo diet is a fad, and no one says it's good for you (although there are no doubt components of it that are). It's ridiculous to eliminate beans/legumes from the diet, however, just to comply with the paleo fad. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?
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