Saturday, 28 June 2014

Psyllium for Bowel Management

Psyllium husk, often prescribed for constipation
One of the main lifestyle changes you can make to manage your prolapse is to avoid constipation. Straining to pass a bowel motion can put a lot of pressure on your pelvic floor, which should be avoided to prevent your prolapse from getting worse.  
While you should begin by drinking enough water and getting enough fibre in your diet, your doctor may also prescribe medication to help you have regular bowel motions.
One product often suggested is Psyllium. Because this is a natural supplement, it can be more difficult to get scientific information about how effective it is, and about how it interacts with other medication.
Luckily, New York University Medical Centre has put together a very thoroughly researched fact sheet on the uses of Psyllium, including preventing constipation: Psyllium.
There is some very important information on this sheet that you should read, including when to take Psyllium to prevent it from interfering with the absorption of other medications. I strongly recommend you read this information before using this product.

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