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Jamie lee
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   Posted 7/23/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  LEASE SOME ONE ANSWER ME WHAT FIBER IS BEST FOR IBS C TO MAKE A POO PLEASE IS IT INSOULBLE OR SOLUBLE PLEASE TELL ME

pb4
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   Posted 7/23/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
both kinds is best...take fibre supplements such as Prodiem or metamucil daily and you'll likely see some improvements.


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Jamie lee
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   Posted 7/23/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
what are they and were do i get them

Keriamon
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   Posted 7/23/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Soluable, from what I have read, is best for constipation because it acts like a lubricant, but all fiber contains both soluable and insoluable. But supplements (and fruits and vegetables too) tend to have more of one kind and less of the other. Most fruits, for instance, have more soluable fiber, whereas tough veggies like bell peppers and carrots are more insoluable.

You can find fiber supplements in the bowel-products section of any pharmacy or a grocery store with a pharmacy. If you look at the label, it will tell you how much of the product is soluable and how much is insoluable. If you're not used to taking fiber, you might want to start with just half of the recommended doseage, as it can take a couple of weeks to get your system adjusted so that you don't have excess gas. After a couple of weeks, up your dose to the recommended amount.

Sarita
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   Posted 7/23/2007 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Jamie,

I deleted your other post, which appeared to be a duplicate of this one and so far had no responses.

There are many fiber supplements out there; you can pick them up in your grocery store or pharmacy.  Look for one that contains psyllium and start out slow, like Keriamon mentioned.  Also, you should try fortifying your diet with bran cereals or oatmeal.  Both insoluble and soluble fiber are important for the digestive tract, and most people don't get enough of both kinds, so you should try to include both types in your diet.

Let us know how it goes.


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pb4
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   Posted 7/23/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Soluble Fibre becomes sticky when it combines with water and forms a gel-like substance (found in fruits, veggies, seeds, brown rice, barley, oats and oatbran).

Insoluble Fibre acts as a sponge as it passes through the digestive tract and absobes moisture many times it's weight in water, by doing so it increases the bulk of stools and softens it. These characteristics facilitate the transit of foods through the intestines thereby preventing constipation (found mainly in whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and the skins of many fruits and veggies.


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