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2. Diarrhea

Psyllium has been used successfully to control diarrhea due to its ability to increase the thickness of stools. 8,9

This also has important application for HIV patients, taking Protease Inhibitor drugs, which commonly produce

diarrhea and thereby further contribute to malnutrition, weight loss, and immunosuppression, often seen in

these patients. Psyllium is one of the interventions that is shown to reduce diarrhea in these patients. 10