Metamucil is a rich source of psyllium husk. Psyllium husk is a soluble fiber which works to lower LDL cholesterol levels .
Currently the American Heart Association recommends everyone consume 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber daily. The average American only consumes 15 grams of fiber daily.
Why do most people fall short? Top sources of dietary fiber include legumes, whole grains , fruits, and vegetables. How many servings do you eat of these foods daily? If you are like most American's your intake of processed foods (i.e. foods that have the fiber removed) tends to be greater than high fiber food sources.
For a recap of the different types of fiber - soluble and insoluble - refer to the previous post - Dietary Fiber: 4 Tips to Lower Cholesterol with Fiber .
How much soluble fiber?
If you are going to incorporate fiber in your treatment plan to lower LDL cholesterol, you'll want to aim for 10-25 grams of soluble fiber daily. Keep in mind, your total dietary fiber intake will...
Generic Name: BULK-FORMING LAXATIVES - ORAL Metamucil Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat constipation. It
increases the bulk in your stool, an effect that helps to cause movement of the
intestines. It also works by increasing the amount of water in the stool,
making the stool softer and easier to pass.
Psyllium, one type of bulk-forming laxative, has also been
used along with a proper diet to treat high cholesterol.
How To Use Metamucil Oral
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package. If you
are uncertain about any of the information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. To
prevent choking from this medication, take it with a full glass of water or
other liquid (8 ounces/240 milliliters). If you are taking the wafers, chew
them thoroughly before swallowing.
For powder forms of this medication, measure each dose
according to the directions o...
Normal Values No antibodies to campylobacter are present. Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean An abnormal result means that antibodies against campylobacter have been detected. This means you have been exposed to the bacteria. Tests are often repeated during the course of an illness to detect a rise in antibody levels. This rise helps to confirm an active infection. A low level may indicate a previous infection rather than a current disease.
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