Possible Affects of Guar Gum in Various Medical Conditions

Guar gum, as a water-soluble fibre, is known for its effects in various digestive system related problems. The high content of fibre helps cleaning the intestine and hence prevents many intestinal problems. In recent years, usage of guar gum has proved to be effective in various medical conditions. In this article, we will discuss some of the effects that guar gum in various medical conditions:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): This is a condition of intestinal disorder causing pain in the stomach, wind, diarrhoea and constipation. Consumption of guar gum by mouth helps reduce abdominal pain and improve bowel function. Diarrhoea: Diarrhoea is a condition of having loose or liquid bowel movements. It may be the result of an unhealthy diet or a symptom of some other digestion related problem. Taking guar gum in form of liquid can help shorten episodes of diarrhoea and easy the condition for patients. High Cholesterol: High Cholesterol is a major medical problem in developed and many developing countries. It affects the flow of blood, increasing the risk of a heart attack. Consumption of guar gum, as a source of fibre, can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) but does not affect high-density lipoprotein (HDL). This way, guar gum may help lower cholesterol level in blood. High blood pressure (hypertension): High blood pressure is another health condition which, if left unchecked, can lead to heart stroke or attack. Taking guar gum with each meal might reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. Diabetes: Diabetes is a condition in which the level of sugar in the blood is higher than normal. This may result affect the normal functioning of other organs including the heart, kidney and liver. Evidence for confirming the effects of guar gum on patients with Type-2 diabetes is not enough but it has been noticed that consumption of guar gum lowers post-meal blood sugar in patients with Type-1 diabetes. It is also capable of improving dietary glucose tolerance which will ultimately help prevent diabetic conditions or even improve the condition of diabetes patients. Intestinal Problems: Guar gum acts as a bulk-forming laxative. This feature helps guar gum to be effective in promoting regular bowel movements. This improves the performance of digestive, relieving constipation and chronic related functional bowel ailments, such as diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease and Colitis. Also because of high fibre content, guar gum has low digestibility which can help to provide satiety, or slow the digestion of a meal, thus lowering the glycemic index of that meal.

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