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Old 10-04-2001, 12:43 PM   #1
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long stools

anyone have long..stools like a 12 inches plus..I have it some days but defintely get it when I take Metamucil any ideas...I have been suffering from constipation and am looking for answers


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Old 10-04-2001, 11:17 PM   #2
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Re: long stools

The best thing you can do for constipation is make sure you eat a diet that has enough fiber or take a water soluble fiber supplement. Also, you need to drink enough water daily. The diet that most of us eat only contains about 1/3 the amount of fiber we need-----primarily because we eat too much processed food that most fiber has been removed.It is not unusual to have long stool taking a water fiber supplement.Psyllium is a stool/bulk forming agent!!!
You just need fiber and water to make your Gastro system function properly.

God Bless---Harry <p>[This message has been edited by Harry (edited 10-05-2001).]

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