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Be sure to review flaxseed safety guidelines before consuming any flaxseed products. Flaxseed could worsen certain medical conditions, including cancer or diabetes, so make sure to tell your healthcare provider about existing conditions you have before trying flaxseed. It is also important to know that flaxseed may increase triglycerides, interact with certain drugs, and cause problems in people with a bowel obstruction or esophageal stricture.
- A bleeding disorder
- Cancer (or a history of cancer)
- A bowel obstruction (blockage) or esophageal stricture (a narrowing of the esophagus)
- High triglycerides
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant