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Will Fiber Diet Hemorrhoids
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Definately: There are other factors such as genetics, hobbies like cycling, pregnancy, jobs that involve sitting and lifting, but bowel regularity is the most common reason for hemorrhoids in america. Hemorrhoids are a result of the pressure that builds up in the abdomen for any of the above reasons. If you can decrease that pressure by fiber and regular bowel habits, you can prevent hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bowel regimen: Long term your best solution to constipation (irritates rectum relates to piles) is to use fiber (from fruit, vegetables, or the pharmacy aka metamucil), increased fluid intake, stool softeners, and laxatives, to achieve 2 soft bowel movements per day, no straining. Okay to check in with your doc about piles/hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Loose stools for over a week that leave quickly. Took Psyllium, helped bulk stools. Is soluble fiber the only problem? Eat fiber but most insoluble.
Yes, possibly...: Or you don't drink enough water. The antihistamine you are on could contribute also. Constipation is something that can cause many problems down the road--diverticulitis, bowel perforation. Best to always have a goal to never poop rocks or pebbles! i like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) because it is safe (draws water into the colon), doesn't taste like anything (mix in any fluid), and doesn't cause rebound constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes ; no: Yes, fiber is fiber. But no, there's also soluble vs non-soluble fiber. More importantly, try to focus on eating enough of the right foods to get 25-36g/d as opposed to eating poorly ; then attempting to supplement w/fiber pills/mixes. Besides which, food tastes much better than pills ; powder. And eating enough fiber daily w/plenty of fluids ; physical activity will regulate bowel function. ...Read more
See below: fruits, vegetables. beans, legumes, nuts and seeds and whole grains are sources of dietary fiber. Milk dairy, cheese, meat, fish and poultry have no dietary fiber. Eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to add more dietary fiber to your diet. Beans are also high in fiber and consider a serving of beans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It may: From cambridgedietusa.com Diarrhea may initially be caused from the combination of nutrients provided by Cambridge products. Most bodies regulate themselves within a few days. However, if diarrhea persists, it may an indication of lactose (carbohydrate in milk) intolerance. Taking six "mini-meals" instead of three full meals sometimes assists the body to adjust to the new nutrients more slowly. ...Read more
Constipation problems. I've tried everything. Laxatives. Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.
Other basics: Do you try to move bowel twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, at least 5 minutes, regardless the result? Do you drink plenty of fluid including juices containing large amount of soluble fibers such as apple or prune juice? Have you consulted with your doctor( to rule out neurologic conditions and hirschsprung disease)? ...Read more
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