Before eating the seeds, they should be mixed with enough liquid to allow them to expand, she said. If chia seeds expand in the esophagus, the gel that forms may cause an obstruction, warns Rawl. Once the esophagus becomes impacted with chia seeds, removing them can be difficult using traditional tools, she noted. This week, my chia euphoria took a hit. Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research, said the headline. Interestingly, other people have found the fiber-rich seeds to improve bowel movement, and in some cases, even cause diarrhea. Also the ancient Aztecs, who swore by the health benefits of chia seeds, used these 'super seeds' as a remedy for constipation. Whether chia seeds cause or cure constipation depends largely on how you prepare and use them. Well, here is my slant on chia seeds. I am a 58 year old female, who has had cronic constipation for several years. I had had several ruptured disks in my lower back years ago, and had been put on narcotic painkillers for several months. I had heard they were constipating and assumed that was the cause. Looking back, Here we have reported the first case of large bowel obstruction secondary to a bezoar. The learning point should be that patients with known large bowel strictures should be advised not to eat seeds as this could ultimately lead to obstruction, ischaemia or perforation. Fiber content of chia seeds helps your restroom visits. For most people, this could be the best benefit of chia seeds. The incredible fiber content of chia seeds helps your digestive function and cleanse the bowel, which makes it one of the best foods for healthy bowel function. Chia seeds are super versatile. Just like Frank’s Hot Sauce. Chia seeds cleanse my bowel every day! Reply. Michelle Aug 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm. I started to put Chia seed in my salad or shake drinking yesterday, I noticed that I feel better lot because I felt bloated all time but I feel empty my stomach. I have Relux Acid since 2 years.