Psyllium

What is Psyllium?

Psyllium is the common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage.

Questions and answers on "Psyllium"

I am 94 years old and my question is "Is it safe for me to use psyllium husk power as a product
for fiber use"

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes it is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Yes it is safe for you to use psyllium husk powder.
I presume that you do not have any bowel obstruction.

Bowel obstruction is the only condition in which you have to avoid...

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Too much of Wind during evening.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take fiber supplements

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Gas usually forms due to underdigestion. undigested food particles are broken down by the gut bacteria which produce the gas.

Do take fiber supplements like Psyllium husk (Isabgol) daily after food in the night. This...

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I have been perscribed prevalite for itching. No gallbladder. Would like to know if I can mix it with psyllium husk. Would like to take it at bedtime which is when I take my fiber.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no known interactions

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Prevalite is the trade name for the medication cholestyramine and psyllium is a bulk forming laxative that is used to treat constipation.

There are no known interactions between these two agents, they can...

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Hi,

Its been 3 weeks that i have been facing this problem. I havent had a free motion for 3 weeks. Im not sure why i feel like it is frequently in going to washroom but its only the little poop that is coming in motion. Can you suggest on something naturally which can cure this

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Psyllium husk

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Lack of fiber in diet can cause such constipation.

You can take a spoon of Psyllium husk mixed in a tumbler of milk in the night for a period of three days.

This will help you pass motion freely.

Do include foods rich in...

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Hi doctor,
I have had an itchy anus for quite some time.
I've tried home remedies like including bitter gourd in my diet and even tried yakult sometimes.
The itching reduces after I pass stool, but comes back in a few hours.
pls suggest.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Albendazole and psyllium husk

Detailed Answer:
hello,
I would suggest a deworming with albendazole along with a stool softener like psyllium husk. these are available over the counter however I suggest that you consult your doctor regarding the dose.
Hope this helps
do get back in...

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I'm taking magnesium and psyllium for constipation and fear I might be taking too much magnesium but I have such difficulty if I don't take something.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible side effects, stop using them.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear AnnWeber! I have gone through your questions and understand your concern .

These are good for constipation but have side effect on high dosage .
Stop using psyllium and Magnesium , the difficult breathing back pain ,...

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i have not had a bowel movement in a week. i gave myself an enema but nothing happened What should I do?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Try sena, psyllium, lactulose along with enema

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

No worries. Apart enema, I advise to use:
- laxatives like sena (tea or candies) to induce bowel movement
- stool softeners like lactulose
- take psyllium supplements or plums/figs to...

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i am suffering from loose oily stools that stick to pan and difficult to flush and have foul odor.also burning sensation and pain in anus during and after defecation.the pain persista for many hours after that and is intense

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
fibre supplement and visit doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I would advise you to get A stool examination done to check for pus cells and fat globules. I would suggest you take psyllium husk as a fibre supplement wichnwill further soften stools and help with the pain.
I would suggest...

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I am suffering from liver chirrosis /Blood suger T-2 last 5 years.treatment user Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Sir Hangar hospital. After eating any thing stomach tress /Gas. stool pass 3-4 time daily.stomach increase.please advice me.thanks.
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Psyllium husk

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I am medical doctor, an associate in Department of Gastroentrology, working with an experienced hepatologist. I answer on his behalf.

The symptoms you have could be due to improper digestion. This might be related to your...

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Hello...I have a little pain while passing the bowel... it pains some days and i feel no pain some days.. but tis time pain persists from couple of weeks... it is going on from 3 months... and there is no diacomfort after i pass it until the next day procedure... m confused btw anal fissure and piles... can i control it by following fibre diet.. or shud i go for the treatment itself... wat abt psyllium husk?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Anal fissure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

This is most likely to be anal fissure. YOu need a digital rectal examination and probably anoscope to check the length and determine the degree of the fissure. There are certain medications for mild degree of fissure. However lifestyle...

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Recent questions on  Psyllium

doctor1 MD

I am a male, 27 years, vegetarian. I was having constipation 2 days ago and saw blood in my stool. This because of a wound near the anus. I started taking Isabgol (phyllum husk). It still is hurting but not to that great extent. There still seems to be some constriction. What medication should I take?

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Dear doctor, I am a 74-year-old female, 172cm tall, weighing 67kg. Two years ago I was diagnosed with colon cancer, had major surgery twice and spent a total of 3 months in hospital. In Sept. 2010 I had abdominal hernia repair. I have been constipated ever since the second operation. This was kept under control by using various kinds of over-the-counter laxatives. In the last few months the condition has become much worse, impacted faeces most likely. Strong laxatives and Movicol (macrogol) no longer work. My GP recommended daily consumption of oat bran soaked in milk and mixed with psyllium husk. This worked for almost 3 weeks, but now I can only have bowel movements by taking sodium picosulfate powder, which results in watery stools. - I would be most grateful for any suggestion. Many thanks!

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what does lactitol monohydrate and ispaghula husk granules with fructo oligosacccharide do
22years, 172 cm height, 73kg wt. , gas and constipation for about 2-3 yrs with a history of grade 1 piles for a few days...now the piles are ok as i took a 14 days course of thank OD.

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Hi I'm 28 and 16 weeks pregnant and its my first baby. I usually get constipated very easily and in pregnancy it has worsen. I'm using Isphagul (pure psyllium husk) mixed in water and now i'm having a bowel movement every alternative day. That's some how fine, but now I have a severe pain while passing stools and sometimes it bleeds. Its painful for the next 3 to 4 hours and then the pain disappears but the pain is too much and I cant bear. Hence I started using Xyloproct and Betadine ointments in that affected area. Is it good to use these ointments during pregnancy? If not please suggest some alternative and help.

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I have been fighting this for a month but never get completely cleaned out. Up until the last couple of days I get a small movement but mostly get gas. When I phoned gastroenterology late last week, the nurse called back to say "just keep taking...

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i have 15 year old son, who is having sporadic chest pain while swallowing food/drink and taking a deep breadth. it started yesterday evening in his dance class. do i need to be alarmed?

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My husband is complaining of difficulty breathing and tightness in his chest. This happened shortly after dinner so he wondered if he ate too much but that could not be the cause. He is 69 and has been relaxing all day. What should I do? Be aware...

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