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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Hi, i am 37 male with with no problems of health, but just started to note dark fluffy fiber like substane( small amount once in a week).I have also noted similar fiber like substance in semen also..i am just woundering is it coming from urinary bladder or kidneys ?other any other reason my weight is the same,but at times i feel like my stomach bloated. when i met my doctor the last time he said the urine dip test and regular kindey,liver functions are all fine..still has the same issue ongoing..Please let me know ur opinion

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hi, am having constipation problem for more than 1 year.. went though all the test and doctors advised me to take lot of fiber in food.. as am bachelor and living away from home am unable to take fiber content food regularly.. so went for amway fiber supplement.. used it for more than a month.. got some good results.. but now am afraid of side effects. can you pls clarify if there will be any side effects by using amway fiber supplement

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I can not go to the bathroom. I have tried everything from laxatives, senna tea, vegetables, fruit, magnesium citrate , fiber capsule and drinks. I constantly feel it swirrling in my stomach . Even with the magnesium citrate my stomach just rumbles and if I m really luck a small bowel movement will happen not not a lot. My stomach hurts all the time, I m bloated and uncomfortable. This has been going on for several months now. What else can I try?

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I have Chronic Pancreatitus. The only thing that helps the pain is morphine . ( I go to a pancreatic clinic monthly at u-mass hospital in Ma.) To be comfortable I should be taking morphine during the day and at night but because of constipation I sometimes skip my morning dose. I had part of my colon removed and the rest are very sensitive so I have to stay low fiber . What else can I do about the constipation? I currently take Amitiza twice daily as well as 3 softners at night.

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