Psyllium Dangers?

Bill Oliver boliver at Direct.CA
Sat Jan 6 11:44:38 EST 1996

In article <4ckq04$b41 at>, texasdaddy at (TexasDaddy) says:
>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.

  How often should one use psyllium.I have heard of people using it 
daily,weekly etc.What do you say?Also how much liquid do you mix it

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