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To help prevent diverticulitis:
Some people avoid nuts, seeds, berries, and popcorn, believing that these foods might get trapped in the diverticula and cause pain. But there is no evidence that these foods cause diverticulitis or make it worse.4
Home treatment may help you control symptoms of diverticulitis or reduce the chance of having additional attacks of diverticulitis.
To reduce abdominal pain caused by mild diverticulitis:
When you are feeling better, you can do some things to help prevent another attack. You may want to:
Do not use laxatives or enemas unless your doctor prescribes them. If you use laxatives too often, you can become dependent on them for bowel movements. If you are having a sudden (acute) attack of diverticulitis, laxatives or enemas can make the pain worse.
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