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Doctor insights on: Why Do Some People Need More Fiber Than Others

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Why do we need more fiber in our diet as we age?

Why do we need more fiber in our diet as we age?

Constipaton: Adequate fiber in diet can help constipation and prevent diverticular conditions. Diverticular are little outpocketings in the lining of the colon, attributed to inadequate fiber in the diet and constipation. ...Read more

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I find out i need more fiber in my dite? how much fiber do need in a day? what foods have fiber in it

I find out i need more fiber in my dite? how much fiber do need in a day? what foods have fiber in it

Fiber intake: Women need about 25 grams of fiber per day. Fiber containing foods include bran and whole wheat. There are several soluble fiber supplements that you can take, or foods such as oat bran or wheat germ (sprinkle over salad, soup, breakfast cereals and yogurt.) Use whole-wheat flour when possible in your cooking and baking. Choose whole grain bread. Whole fruits, such as blueberries, raspberries ...Read more

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What is a good fiber supplement?

What is a good fiber supplement?

Metamucil: The active ingredient in Metamucil is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are fiber supplement tablets ok to use?

Can you tell me are fiber supplement tablets ok to use?

Fiber supplements: none are "good" to use if by good you mean they have been proven by proper trials to make what is bothering you better. Or make you live longer or healthier. ...Read more

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Are there any risks involved with prolonged taking of fiber supplement, like C-lium?

Are there any risks involved with prolonged taking of fiber supplement, like C-lium?

No: Psyllium is safe for long-term use, as are fiber supplements in general. There is some risk, unrelated to how long you take the fiber, of obstruction, but this is thought to only occur with inadequate fluid intake along with the fiber. Overall, fiber supplements have many health benefits, and are definitely recommended for ongoing use. ...Read more

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Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

They help.: guidelines suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women, 50 grams for men. That's a lot of fiber. Tablets can help,you reach these goals, but should not supplant normal dietary sources of fiber. ...Read more

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What happens if i take a fiber supplement before a colonoscopy?

What happens if i take a fiber supplement before a colonoscopy?

May be a bad prep: We tend to recommend a low-fiber diet a few days before a colonoscopy because at times the fiber can cause a residue that coats the colon making it difficult for the endoscopist to find polyps. ...Read more

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What is the best fiber supplement to take if you have diverticulosis?

What is the best fiber supplement to take if you have diverticulosis?

Good diet you eat: You don't have to waste money on fiber like metamucel , fiber capsules , vegetables , fruits , whole wheat bread etc all has fiber , and is free. ...Read more

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Can I take my fiber supplement before HIDA scan?

Can I take my fiber supplement before HIDA scan?

Prep instructions: Should be not eating for six hours prior to test.Being very jaundiced will interfere with results of test. Mild jaundice usually does not interfere with test. ...Read more

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Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

Use of bulk forming fiber like unifiber fiber supplement during sitz marker test?

No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/questionstoaskyourdoctor.Aspx which states not to use any laxatives including bulking agents prior to test. ...Read more

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I've started taking a fiber supplement and noticed that my anus hole started to itch. Is this normal?

I've started taking a fiber supplement and noticed that my anus hole started to itch. Is this normal?

Fiber is irritant: It is possible for your fiber to be an irritant to your bowel. There are different types of fiber on the market... Try another one and see if it helps. Also it is very important that you consume lots of water when taking fiber. ...Read more

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How much fiber supplement to take to relieve constipation for a woman?

How much fiber supplement to take to relieve constipation for a woman?

30 gm: It's agood idea to eat food with high fiber. But if need extra supplement, then take over the counter fiber supplement up to 25-30 gm daily with lots of water. Thanks ...Read more

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Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec?

Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec?

Prilosec Interaction: Can I take my fiber supplement at the same time as I take my prilosec? No prilosec should be take 1 hour before meals. Due to fiber binding up the drug in the stomach. Suggest 1 hour before fiber supplement or 2 hours afterward. As always follow OTC label directions or med guidelines from your doctor included with your Prilosec from the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dr said to take either Metamucil or fibercon as a fiber supplement. What is the difference? Which is better fiber supplement.

Dr said to take either Metamucil or fibercon as a fiber supplement. What is the difference? Which is better fiber supplement.

Try one.: You will have to try them and compare. There may be theoretical advantages, but practical differences are what matters most. Use the one you like best. ...Read more

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My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular. any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?

My toddler is a  picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular.  any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?

Fiber supplements: in the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence ! ...Read more