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Doctor insights on: Wheat Dextrin Medication

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I am a 62 yr old male w/ OIC (on/ off for 2 weeks) after starting oxycodone 15mg /day. Is it OK to combine Senna-S, wheat dextrin, and Miralax?

I am a 62 yr old male w/ OIC (on/ off for 2 weeks) after starting oxycodone 15mg /day. Is it OK to combine Senna-S, wheat dextrin, and Miralax?

Generally, yes: But I usually recommend doing things stepwise rather than all at once. Wheat dextrin is basically a bulk agent, and those are NOT recommended in OIC. Miralax alone should work, just need to escalate dose. Start with one ounce three times daily, and double it until there are results. The newer agents that specifically antagonize opioids gut action, usually without systemic effects, also help. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (I'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial, since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr

Hi I was wondering if I may have an allergy to rye (I'm allergic to rye grass) or gluten (not allergic to wheat or corn though) or dextrin or food coloring dyes that are artificial, since I was eating cheez-its and starburst last night and noticed my thr

Beware that allergy: Is simply a label for behavioral response. Pretense is that someone else (Doc, etc.) really understands what is happening when actually just repeating the client's complaints/descriptions of behavior(s), using different words/diagnostic-labels, while promoting theories to justify low-level theories aimed at justifying what is being promoted/sold. Best don't miss bigger issues & internal controls. ...Read more

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I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?

I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?

Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more

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What is modified food starch, tapioca dextrin, and xanthan gum?

What is modified food starch, tapioca dextrin, and xanthan gum?

Food thickeners: These are thickeners added to food, rather than being nutritious ingredients in themselves. It's an attempt to add fiber. Tapioca dextrin comes from the root of the cassava plant, and is gluten-free. Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide made from certain bacteria. ...Read more

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Wife has serve dry eyes and has plugs, today she took dextrin powder and states her eyes are dryer and as uncomfortable as ever. Could dextrin be caus?

Wife has serve dry eyes and has plugs, today she took dextrin powder and states her eyes are dryer and as uncomfortable as ever. Could dextrin be caus?

Maybe: Dextrin could worsen dry eyes by keeping water in the gut with the passage of high-fiber stools. However, sounds like the primary eye problem has not bee sufficiently addressed for her to be sensitive this. Are artificial tears an option for her? Are other medications (like antihistamines) used that are drying? Is there inflammation of the eyelid? Eye doctor should be able to help ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of wheat thins and hummus bad?

Is eating a lot of wheat thins and hummus bad?

Wheat Thins not best: It's all relative. Wheat thins are high-carb foods rich in gluten, which is pro-inflammatory & stimulates appetite. They contain soybean oil & high fructose corn syrup which are likely from gmo sources & thus best avoided! Hummus is a fairly healthy food choice. I would keep the hummus & choose healthier crackers-i like mary's gone crackers which are organic, gluten-free with seeds & healthy fats. ...Read more

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Is wheat addictive?

Is wheat addictive?

No: Wheat is not addictive. The other common food grains are not addictive, either. That means one can eat wheat products every day, then stop eating wheat products, and she'll be just fine (as long as she has other nutritious foods to eat). ...Read more

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What is wheat germ?

What is wheat germ?

Not a bacteria : Wheat germ is a part of the wheat kernel. The germ is only a very small part of the kernel, approximately 2 ½ percent in total. The word germ does not have anything to do with bacteria; it simply refers to germination. The germ is the reproductive part that germinates and forms the wheat grass.
Wheat germ is very high in protein.
In fact, wheat germ contains 23 nutrients. ...Read more

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What is whole wheat?

What is whole wheat?

Unprocessed: Whole wheat contains the starchy endosperm, the protein laden germ, and the husk which contains mostly insoluble fiber. Processed wheat as in white bread or regular pasta is made from wheat without the germ and husk. In general, whole grains are more complete from a nutritional point of view; offer advantages re: blood sugar, satiety, bowel function, vitamin/mineral intake. ...Read more

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Do skittles have wheat in them?

Dextrin: Skittles reportedly contains dextrin which can be made from wheat or corn starch. This may not be a good choice for celiac dz. ...Read more

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Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

No: Gluten is a protein found in wheat- also found in rye and barley. Its not synonymous with wheat but is a component of wheat that is avoided in people with allergy to wheat or celiac disease- an autoimmune disease to gluten. ...Read more

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Can celiacs eat anything with wheat?

Can celiacs eat anything with wheat?

Can or should ?: You can take poison, but I wouldn't advise it. Anytime someone with celiac disease consumes wheat, their body generates NEW antibodies to various wheat proteins that attack their gut tissue causing injury. This starts out as spotty injury and gets worse with time and any new exposures. Avoid wheat (gluten) and the antibody level declines so the body can heal. ...Read more

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Does eating wheat accelerate aging?

Does eating wheat accelerate aging?

Wheat was the last: Food product introduced into the human diet when we discovered how to farm it. Thus, it is hard for many folks to metabolize it because we have not all evolved to the point where that is easily possible. I don't think it ages us but can give bad GI symptoms to some. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which food contains gluten and wheat?

Gluten: Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. Therefore, it is in any foods or drinks that use these as ingredients. Some foods are pretty obvious like typical breads, pizza, pasta, cakes, and cookies. You need to be aware that gluten is in most beers, soy sauce, and many sauces. Anything breaded typically has gluten. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm allergic to wheat?

How do I know if I'm allergic to wheat?

Testing: See an allergist and allow them to perform skin testing and blood testing. Last step would be a food challenge. Or you could simply eliminate all wheat products from your diet and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Might whole wheat pancakes be unhealthy?

Might whole wheat pancakes be unhealthy?

Whole wheat pancakes: Pancakes themselves are just simple sugars (even "whole wheat" pancakes are not complex carbohydrates truthfully) with liquid sugar (syrup) and fat (butter) added. So pancakes are a bad nutritional choice made worse. And we can't rescue any health value by adding things like blueberries or cranberries. If you make them with psyllium husk added, you can at least get some fiber in there. ...Read more

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Why is white bread not as good as wheat?

Why is white bread not as good as wheat?

Whole wheat verses w: Whole wheat bread is generally better than dyed white bread or plain white bread because it contains more nutritional substances such as vitamins and minerals than the white bread which loses much in the manufacturing process. ...Read more

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Could I have a food intolerance to wheat?

Could I have a food intolerance to wheat?

Yes: You may have a disease called celiac-sprue or you may simply have gluten insensitivity. The only way to know for sure is to have a test called ttg which helps make the diagnosis of celiac. In the interim, stop eating gluten products and see if that helps. ...Read more

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How can I stop a wheat intolerant headache?

How can I stop a wheat intolerant headache?

Intolerance symptoms: Are generally lessened or eliminated by avoiding the substance to which you are intolerant. ...Read more

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Can you eat shredded wheat if you have gout?

Gout: Shredded wheat doesn't usually cause gout. Usually meat, chocolate, beer and wine are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Does wheat/whole wheat make you age faster?

Does wheat/whole wheat make you age faster?

Wheat is a common: Allergen so some folks feel better when not eating wheat. Whole wheat is the preferred form. Avoiding wheat if necessary, or choosing whole wheat makes for better health. Good health doesn't keep us young but sure makes life better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Wheat sensitivity?

What are the symptoms of Wheat sensitivity?

Wheat sensitivity: Could present many ways, abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, rashes, aches, sinusitis, loss of tooth enamal, anemia, You can test for it by stoppping wheat products,bread,cookies cereals, for 10 days to a 2 weeks and seeing if there is a difference in symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the nutrients that comes from wheat?

What are the nutrients that comes from wheat?

Carbs,fiber,protein: Carbohydrates, fiber (if whole wheat), small amounts of protein, and numerous vitamins. And of course, gluten. ...Read more

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How is spelt related to wheat? Allergic to both

How is spelt related to wheat? Allergic to both

A type of wheat: Spelt is a type of wheat. It shares common allergens with wheat so it's not a surprise that you are allergic to both. Alternative grains include rice, potato, quinoa, buckwheat, arrowroot, and manioc (poi). ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to ragweed, should I eat wheat?

If I'm allergic to ragweed, should I eat wheat?

Not necessary: Ragweed is an inhalent allergen. A reaction to ragweed will not be affected by eating wheat. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of eating whole wheat?

What are the disadvantages of eating whole wheat?

Wheat allergy: Some people are allergic to wheat or don't digest it well, otherwise whole wheat is safe. ...Read more

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Which is healthier: whole wheat or corn tortillas?

Which is healthier: whole wheat or corn tortillas?

Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat is more healthy as it contains less fat, more fiber, more calcium, less sodium, and more protein. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure a wheat intolerant headache?

Is it possible to cure a wheat intolerant headache?

TMD: There are over 300 different kinds of headaches, and treatment depends on symptoms it can range from a bite guard to different medicines.
A headache specialist, or dentist who treats headaches may be able to help, or write back with more symptoms.
I'd also say, try to avoid wheat & other triggers. ...Read more