Dietary fiber

What is Dietary fiber?

Fibres that we consume in food like cereals,bran,fruits like jack fruit,maize,sweet potato etc contains dietary fibres.

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I am having migraine & sleeplessness. Doctor suggested me to take Tab Symbol 60 & tab ezolent Beta 0.5. My headache at one side is under control but by LFT showing S.Bilrubin (total)1.69 mg/dl & S. Bilrubin (Direct) 0.43 mg/dl. & A.G Ratio is 1.8 above normal radings & other readings are within limit. It was diaganosed as minor jaundice. I has hard bowl & seems uneasy smell. Is this advisable to continue medicine or any alternate options.

Another medicine Rabett-LS also give for having before breakfast in empty stomach in addition to above medicines mentioned

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The test report will help in adjusting the doses and drugs

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I have gone through the details and the medications seem fine. The slight elevation in bilirubin level does not look concerning. However you need to report it to your...

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When I wake up in the morning, there is a strong pressure of gas. While passing gas there is leakage of some liquid stools. Hence after leaving the bed I had to rush straightly to commode and pass the gas. I am habitual of drinking two glass of water in the morning. After drinking the water I pass normal stools (neither hard nor liquid). Whenever I feel strong pressure of gas, I have to use commode due to leakage. I have to use commode two-three times between noon to late night. Please suggest some medicines.

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Sphincter exercises should help.

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I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. As I can understand that you are developing some incontinence of stool (Ideally when the sphincter works properly, it can limit solid...

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Hi, i am 32 years old. I am having a pain in the chest. It pains a lot while swallowing food. X ray looks normal. Doctor says acidity issue. Have been taking medicine for last 10 days. It beacme normal after 5 days taking medicine. Though i continue the medicine, i am getting the pain again. The tablet am taking is pantoprazole gastro resistant 40. Please advise as why the issue comes back after a few days gap even though am continuing my tablets.

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Likely to be due to gastritis

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I have gone very carefully through your query. Your problem seems to be due to gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux. Our gastrointestinal tract has a forward propulsive movement (peristalsis) that...

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Hi , my 8yr old son suffers from bad abdominal after he has a bowel movement which makes him feel sick and tired and has been ongoing for 10months. Please help

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Constipation is a likely cause

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I have gone very carefully through your query. Incidentally, constipation in children has become a very frequently encountered problem these days and could be a possible cause of the abdominal pain...

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I strain a lot when moving my bowel. As I was sitting in my chair I turned and a sharp pain occured in my upper abdomen. It felt like a hernia in my intestines. I put a tight back brace on to hold it in. Could overstraining during bowel movements cause my intestines to burst?

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You need to increase total dietary fiber intake and drink plenty of water

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I have gone carefully through the details. The entire presentation seems to sum up to one single cause i.e. slowing down of the bowel movements. Our...

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My son is 17, on and off has had anal fissures since he was around 9, he is telling me has bright red blood in his stool, and when he wipes the toilet paper is red as well when he is done. This time however he is saying he also has pain in his lower left abdomen, on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being severe pain he rates it at a 4. He also has no fever, can this just be fissures again, because he has never had the abdominal pain. His diet consist of very little greens, or fiber, although he works out regularly and drinks a protein drink called Combat Protein.

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It is due to hard stools and diet modification is needed!

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Hi my son is 4 years old .he is suffering from chronic constipation since 3 yrs.his potty becomes too hard to pass and continued weeping for hours to pass potty.I went to many child specialists and everyone suggested him laxatives and the laxative does is increasing but i m not getting the solution. I also went to MD gastro .After some tests he also advised laxatives.presently i have stopped all laxatives because of their side effects.Now a days he is on Herbolax tablets 02 tab .kindly tell me does herbolax safe to take or not. Regards

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Herbolax is safe to be given. Increase dietary fiber intake.

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I have gone very carefully through your query. Incidentally, constipation in children has become a very frequently encountered problem these days. The primary reason...

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I had kidney transplant in 2002.Now I am 63.My creatin level is presently hovering around 5 since last two years.I am on steroid,omnacortil 5 with MYCEPT 750 BD.
At present I am suffering very badly from chronic gas problem.Previously I had been taking Pantocid for last 8 years.
Now I am taking Esmaprazole in the morning and rantidine 150 inthe evening.
Even then I am having heavy problems due to gas and very uncomfortable and unable to seat or sleep.
My haemoglobin is 9.8 and I am taking Erythropoietin. 4000 weekly once.
PLEASE ADVISE.

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Dietary fiber intake needs to be increased

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I have gone very carefully through your query. Your problem seems to be due to gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux. Our gastrointestinal tract has a forward propulsive movement (peristalsis...

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I have a pus fill bump at top of anus area, this is second one in 4 mths, the don't hurt, jus annoying. They pop and them heal

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Dietary fiber and maintenance of local hygiene is important.

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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. However, I am concerned about anal fissure or fistula which could be a source of the bacteria...

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Hi Dr....suddenly numbness lik sensation started in my hands why is that....? feel uncomfortable ....gas formed....sweating...

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It may be due to vital nutrients deficiency, or anxiety related!!!

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Recent questions on  Dietary fiber

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I am 23 years old. I have suffered with constipation most of my life, and been hospitalized twice due to complications. Its been getting worse and the past few monthes I have had really hard impacted feces constantly. I have been to three doctors and all they say try enema's, laxatives, and stool softeners and to change my diet. I rarely eat meat anymore. I eat fiber filled foods all day and drink more water than I would like. The change in diet has done nothing(its been a couple of monthes). The laxative (lactulose) makes me feel like I need to go but even with stool softeners(Amitiza) I am still not able to pass much. I can't live like this. I am recently married and I am mortified to be going through this. Please help...is there something serious going on? Or maybe a magic pill?

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My daughter is 18 mos old. The past week and a half she has been having several sticky poopy diapers, but nothing that amounts to anything. They are just smudges. She tries really hard to go but all she can get out is a smudge. She was constipated and I started giving her fiber select crackers and rice cakes that are high in fiber. I feel she s been drinking plenty of fluids. Not sure what the problem is. She seems uncomfortable at times from it, but she s been eating well.

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i need best remedy for constipation. now it becomes daily problem for me..........
if i start wit fiber diet then my health condition is good...
if i start to chicken and any other heat items.......then again constipation starts..
i need permanent remedy

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I have had some serious trouble with having a bowl movement, I have had rectal bleeding and serious stomach pains. I went to a doctor had a colonoscopy last time that I had this problem. He gave me mineral oil, and americaine for to use for a form of laxative and for the hemoroids I have. After 5 days of using the two, and also taking fiber supplements, and milk thistle which he had also advised, I finally had an extremely extremely painful bowl movement. Then this is when he did the colonoscopy which was also pretty painful since they could not get me to sleep even though I have to admit the nurse did try and attempted all that she said she could. The doctor asked me if I could stand the pain for another 10 minutes or else we would have to try again at another date. I gave him permission to continue. Afterwards the doctor said that there were no concerns as he looked at my colon, other than the fact that there was still a medium sized piece of stool still inside my colon. I thought that this was odd since i had followed the cleansing routine and stuck to a liquid diet for two days prior to the colonoscopy. Now the reason I am writing this today is because even though I still stick to a fiber diet with stool softeners to help, I have now not have had an actual bowl movement in 5 days. I have had some very painful attempts which produced maybe a dime sized piece of stool each attempt, along with some blood and a little liquid. This morning I was awaken by some bad pains in my stomach. I attempted another bowl movement. I felt as if I was being forced to push like I would if I were having a baby which I know is not a good thing to do.. I tried my best to stay relaxed and not push but the pain was too much I pushed and actaully pushed what looked to be like a tube or something (hard to explain) but it wasnt like the hemmoroids I had already had. This was extremely uncomfortable. I soaked in a bath with warm soapy water with epson salt in it hoping that would help. Now after a long day of on and off again pains and leakage without even knowing it. I am wondering if I should just go to the emergency room. Problem with that is my insurance doesnt start till tomorrow at 8 am when I can contact my Union Hall. I was wondering if anyone had any advice.

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Hi, my Husband is 70, something is wrong, but all tests come back ok. He's been to several doctors. Symptoms: Weakness, tired, right arm shakes, right eyelid twitches, right eyelid low, speech deteriorating due to weakness. Muscular strength in...

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I am 62years old male,for the past 6month i have affected by constipation . Now i am taking cremaffin syp.occationally not yet getting regular motion as in earlier stage.Hence i request that what medicin should i take regular for come out of this...

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Hello Doctor, I have been having stomach cramps , two to three times semi solid motions, and Gas Issues. Around three months I had taken treatment at XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and Doctor had done many tests like LFT, Hepatitis B , C, Sonography etc. In...

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