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Why Do Some People Need More Fiber Than Others
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
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
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
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
I've started taking a fiber supplement and noticed that my anus hole started to itch. Is this normal?
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
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
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.
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
Could a fiber supplement be causing me to have orange stools the fiber supplement is an orange powder you put in 8 oz of fluid?
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