Dr. Marc Brand explains if a woman's bowels can become dependant on fiber supplements.
No. Fiber supplements, I liken them to vitamin supplements. There is a certain amount of vitamins that we should have in our diet each day. There’s a certain amount of fiber we should have in our diet each day, and the fiber supplements help us reach that in our Western society where dietary fiber is relatively low in our food.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.