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Which Fibers Add Fluid To Gut
Stomach distended always. Bowel movement once or twice a week. Take herbal laxative tea, fiber, fluids but no results. Weight gain.
Belly bloat: Fine r can produce abdominal gas thereby bloating your belly. ...Read more
I am a 20 year old male and i'v had pain in my abdomen 4 two days I haven't worked out, I have changed my eating habits fruit, wh meat and fiber?
It is: Likely your sudden change in diet especially if you are producing more gas (flatulence). However this should remain a minor annoyance rather than a significant discomfort so if it is anything more than that see your doctor...coincidences do happen and I would not want you to ignore something significant. ...Read more
I am having pain n lower abdomen and lower back. Regular dr said eat more fiber well I am not havin issues n that dept?
Constipation common: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. Many constipated people don't realize it. Ask Dr why he/she thinks you're constipated. Xray can prove it. If pain continues keep working w/Dr to rule out serious causes. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. ...Read more
High fiber helpful: Healthy intestinal flora break down fiber to produce short chain fatty acids like butyric acid, which are essential for healing a leaky gut, so a high fiber diet, along with probiotics/prebiotics will generally help. It is also necessary to treat the causes of the leaky gut by treating parasites, yeast and unfriendly bacteria and avoiding allergenic foods and alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs. ...Read more
I went on a wheat free diet due to leaky gut. My BMs were normal last week. This week, my intestines have been unstable. I take MagO7 as usual. And last night, my BM was small soft clumps but hard to pass. Why? I do drink water and eat high fiber.
Stools are pencil thin. Fiber is irritating my gut. I slowly increase I get mucus pain and spasms. I decrease pain mucus subsides but I get constipated.
Irritable bowel?: These are very typical symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome -- probably the most common of all gastrointestinal problems that bring patients to doctors. Effective treatment is available. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other possible problems, like inflammatory bowel disease; and treatment advice. ...Read more
What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all I eat is fiber)
First, you need to: Make sure what you are experiencing are true allergies. Many people have food intolerances--nausea, pain, diarrhea--but often food allergy also involves hives, itchy skin, shortness of breath indicating an activation of your immunologic system. Having IBS leads me to favor the food intolerance diagnosis. Leaky gut, as you suggest, isn't a recognized diagnosis.Fiber is good, but more balance needed ...Read more
I might have taken too much of my fiber supplements in the past week I am very bloated having some edema in my feet abdomen and legs and my abdomen is?
Abdomen pain right side, gassy, nausea, back pain, anus pressure, constipated once in a while especially if I don't eat fiber could this be ibs?
Possible: But doubt it bet you have round had stool more often fhN not which by definition is constipation. You'd poops should look like firm but softer bananas otherwise you are constipated. Constipation is defined by the quality not frequency of your poop. If you are constipated drink8 glasses of water and eat 9 servings of fruits and veggies a day.! If not improving you might want to see your doc ...Read more
SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture or other causes of GI tract narrowing or blockage. ...Read more
I onli drink fruit juice n do not eat fruits but I've no problems with my bowel as I clear everyday. Is fiber of no issue to me then?
OK: It depends on the fruit juice you drink. If you blend you own fruit juice that is good. If you purchase them from the store and it is very thin then you are only getting a minimal amount of fiber. It is always best to eat the real thing. You are young and may not have a problem now. If the rest of your diet has fiber like vegetables, salads, nuts, then you are fine. ...Read more
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
I have always had regular bowel movements. Now it seems that even taking fiber pills I go 2-3 days should I be concerned?
Water: Increase your water intake. If no relief in 48 hours please contact your family doctor. ...Read more
Sudden onset bowel irregularity - fiber, probiotics, water, etc not working! Laxatives only offer temporary relief. Causes?
Constipation?: If you have not seen a gastroenterologist yet, you should see one to determine what is happening. ...Read more
I haven't had an urge for a bowel movement in at least a week maybe two weeks. I've tried increasing my fiber but nothing. What should I do?
You are: CONSTIPATED! The formal definition of constipation is fewer than 3 bowel movements a week....as important as increasing fiber (5+ fruits/vegetables plus whole grains/cereals daily and? Fiber supplements), you need LOTS OF WATER...more than 8 glasses a day. And EXERCISE daily. You could next try laxatives, i.e. OTC MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) but at this point you should see Doc in case any tests are needed for eval ...Read more
Dad, 79 yr, Colonoscopy on Monday, which was normal. His bowel-M has been half the usual or none. On a fiber supp. How long b-fore his BM is normal?
It depends.: It depends on whether or not you can eat gluten containing foods. If you can, it is likely ok. But if you have a problem, then avoid those foods. You might need to avoid lactose foods, like milk. Avoiding stress and an overall high fiber, bland diet would help a great deal if not already done. A visit to your doctor to get tested, and work out therapy can help. ...Read more
After increasing my fiber in the diet to about 20g. I have 4-5 bowel movement s daily. Very very uncomfortable?
Constipation: Do you have a history of constipation. Have you ever had a clean out done where you flush your system. Is your bowl movements watery or soft. Fiber is good to take but the amount depend on your age. It should be age plus five until you reach adult age, than you should take 45 grams a day. ...Read more
I need advice for colon cleanse, how can I remove fecal matter built up? I have good bowel function, take fiber, water and exercise.
I have nearly 1 bowel movement daily. Is it regular? I take plenty water and fiber. I am 36 yrs old and I excercise regularly as well.
Ever since I was a baby I've had bowel problems but every doctor I go to tells me to take laxatives and eat fiber but it doesn't help?
Refer To GI Doctor: Need more details. Please re-submit your question and include age, describe your "bowel problems" in detail so that we can analyze your symptoms. Were you given a diagnosis? The more information you can give us, the better. Have you had any tests done? Constipation since infancy can occur in certain congenital anomalies of the GI tract. Discuss with your doctor about referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more
I have 5-6 bowel movements weekly (nearly once daily) is it regular? I take plenty fiber, water and excercise regularly. Also I am 36 years old.
I eat a lot of fiber, roughage, whole grains and take plenty water but I have nearly one bowel movement daily. Is it this normal? I also exercise.
Is that regular to have 1 bowel movement daily? Sometime I don't have bm at all throughtout the day, is that normal? I also eat plenty fiber and water
Normal: That is normal. Not having a bowel movement daily can be normal as well. Your goal is to have a bowel movement that is soft, and easy to pass. It doesn't matter if it occurs daily or every other day. Continue with the fluids and fiber. Natural sources of fiber as fresh fruits and vegetables are the best. ...Read more