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Soluble Fiber Therapy Medication
Pm docs- what type of interventional treatment other than medication and pt have proven to be successful in treating small fiber neuropathy?
I'm on bc trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and I was wondering if I take super colon cleanse and a fiber therapy pill wil it interfere with my birth control pill?
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?
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?
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.
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
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