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What is the required daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber?

What is the required daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber?

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 more

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Checked diet and I eat--daily--from 180-200% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Is this bad?

Checked diet and I eat--daily--from 180-200% of the recommended daily fiber intake. Is this bad?

No.: If you're not having any symptoms such as constipation, hard stools or gas, you aren't getting too much fiber. Most of us get too little fiber. Since fiber isn't digestible by humans, it won't have any other physiological adverse effect. There is some evidence that eating foods high in fiber (as opposed to taking fiber supplements) MAY lower the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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A reasonable and recommended goal for daily dietary fiber intake is how many grams?

A reasonable and recommended goal for daily dietary fiber intake is how many grams?

Fiber recommendations.: It is recommended that both children and adults need at least 20 to 30 g of fiber per day for good digestive health. Most americans actually only get about 15 g per day. Natural sources are the best. ...Read more

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I'm constipated w/ 3 BMs per week regardless of water/fiber intake. When I take magnesium 500mg BMs are daily. What is the problem if mg solves this?

I'm constipated w/ 3 BMs per week regardless of water/fiber intake. When I take magnesium 500mg BMs are daily. What is the problem if mg solves this?

Constipation: If this constipation is a significant change from your usual bowel pattern,and especially if you have associated abdominal discomfort or blood in your stools, there would be cause for concern. However three normal bm's a week may be normal for you. Taking magnesium is a simple way to increase your intestinal motility. Consult a gastroenterologist if you still have concerns,however. ...Read more

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Do you have to up fiber intake with a fiber suppliment?

Do you have to up fiber intake with a fiber suppliment?

OfCourseNot; better: to choose foods which include fiber. For the vast majority of humans, HFLC foods to include a significant amount of fresh raw vegetables (variety of lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) is healthy. The marketing of fiber supplements a result of selling people highly processed LFHC foods which are low fiber, drive obesity, constipation & many health problems; creating market for other "stuff" ...Read more

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How come boys have higher dietary fiber intake than girls?

How come boys have higher dietary fiber intake than girls?

Based on calories: The difference is because the rda is based on 14gm fiber/1000 calorie intake hence rda for women 25 gm, men 38 gm. ...Read more

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How can I easily increase my child's fiber intake?

How can I easily increase my child's fiber intake?

Oatmeal and popcorn: Oatmeal (the kind you cook on the stove) is an excellent source of fiber, and a quick and healthy hot breakfast kids love. By making it yourself, you can control the sugar and additives as well. Popcorn is also a great fiber source...Just make sure your child is old enough to chew popcorn well as it can cause choking in younger children. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm still constipated after increasing my fiber intake?

What should I do if i'm still constipated after increasing my fiber intake?

Increase water: Fibre needs an increase in water a fluid intake to be more full effective. One can also add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) once a day. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhoid that's small increase if I am taking OTC and increased my fiber intake ?

Can a hemorrhoid that's small increase if I am taking OTC and increased my fiber intake ?

Yes: I assume you mean OTC stool softeners. These attenuate not cure hemorrhoids. See as proctologist and talk about banding ...Read more

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I have increased intake of fiber and fluids but, still have defecation issues. What testing do you suggest to be done? I had a colonoscpy.

I have increased intake of fiber and fluids but, still have defecation issues. What testing do you suggest to be done? I had a colonoscpy.

So many options...: If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? ...Read more