soluble or non-soluble fiber ????

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I've been suffering chronic constipation lately I just needed to know in case of constipation should I consume soluble or non soluble fibers ??? 

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    Sorry, can't advise re fibre, but I find a daily probiotic helps, and the best tip is to sit with your feet on something so that your knees are higher than your hips ~ that gives the best position for evacuation!
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    Probiotics and prebiotics are good. A lot of foods have both soluble and insoluble fibres in them which are good. Also have you tried prune juice?
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      yeah I actually did and it's a good stimulator but It causes me to loose many fluids through my bowel and I'm not in favor of that I'de rather regulate my bowel movements through a balanced diet cos I'm still loosing weight 
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    There are a few causes. Could be medication, could be meta ohysical meaning you are stressed and cant let go of something or someone, could  be dehydrated, not enough fiber. Usually it is diet. Make sure you are drinking at least 64 inces kf water and they sell fiber gummies or fiber. Probitoics are helpful to some but not sure to poop. Lots of salads and fiber and water and it should get better. Magnesium citrate 400mg is quite useful too. Your body will absorn what it needs which is nice and then the side effect is going to the bathroom.
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    Hi, Metamucil is completely natural and is great...added to juice or water..have orange flavored) in addition to drinking 64 oz of water or naturally flavored water (slices of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, strawberries, etc added). Magnesium Oxide is also a wonderful natural supplement that has a subtle laxative effect.
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    Hi, Metamucil is completely natural and is great...added to juice or water..have orange flavored) in addition to drinking 64 oz of water or naturally flavored water (slices of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, strawberries, etc added). Magnesium Oxide is also a wonderful natural supplement that has a subtle laxative effect.
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      People should not use Metamucil if they have severe constipation, also they should be careful if they are taking any other tablets. You can always check with the pharmacist.
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      Hi, she has said that she would rather regulate her bowel movements through a regular diet, in which metamucil, being psyllium, completely natural, has been perfecf for those I know who have had serious constipation, and was recommended by their physicians as a way to regulate them, without side effects of losing water and nutrients. The magnesium is a nutritional supplement that by nature sometimes has subtle softening of stools.
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      She has also described her condition as a chronic problem, which I was hoping to address, rather than severe, as you have stated, which may or may not be what she is describing. Metamucil which is natural psyllium was miraculous for regulating chronic and daily constipation for close family members. I have also used this for shorter term, when having daily regular problems, and it was extremely beneficial.
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      Described by the OP above as "a chronic problem lately" rather than severe, as you have referenced
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      I was just quoting warnings from the NHS about Metamucil.  I do actually take magnesium for other reasons and have found that it does work as a mild laxative. 
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      Hi, can you post the link to this? I have been researching this and cant find anything at all about this..thanks so much.
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      I am afraid I have it has hard copy, but if you look on the drugs website that should mention it too.
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      Can you tell me the name of the hard copy...i have searched extensively, and do not find any such warnings on the all natural metamucil. All I find is that one should be sure to stay well hydrated.
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      I haven't a clue what the document was callled however if you look on drugs, webmd or others, it says to watch out for blockages and also to check if you are taking other drugs. If you read the book Trick or Treatment quite a lot is mentioned about natural products in general. I am not saying there is anything wrong with Metamucil, but anyone taking any product should always check that it does not affect any other drugs they are taking and tell their doctor they are taking it.
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      Thank you so much! I am guessing if someone has 'severe' conscription, there could be something serious going on that needs further investigation. Something such as a blockage, growth, etc.
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      Thank you so much! Also, with help from the moderator, a link has been posted about where to find the warnings for "severe constipation" and Metamucil. Further investigation by a physician needs to happen if this is the case, as there could be serious things such as a blockage, or other, that needs special attention.
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