Psyllium Dangers?

TexasDaddy texasdaddy at
Fri Jan 5 22:23:48 EST 1996

Here is an added thought:
Psyllium does not "cause" water to be brought into the gut.  Rather it is
hydrophylic, i.e. it absorbs a certain amount of the  water around it. 
That is what it is "supposed" to do.  Taking psyllium with minimal or no
water can be bad news.  There are cases reported in the medical literature
of globs of inadequately diluted psyllium or almost-dry psyllium getting
stuck in the throat and ultimately causing the death of an (usually
elderly) patient.

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