Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Eating a high-fiber diet will not only decrease a person's chance of getting diverticulitis; it will benefit health in other ways such as by lowering the risk of colon cancer and possibly heart disease.
In a significant number of people, diverticulitis recurs after it has been treated. The second episode may be worse than the first. See a health care practitioner at the first sign of recurring symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis):
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Symptoms
The symptoms of diverticulitis (diverticulosis) can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Surgery Recovery
Please describe your recovery after surgery for diverticulitis.
Digestive Disorders Resources
- Could Your Symptoms Be Lactose Intolerance?
- How to Save Money on Health Care
- Heartburn & Indigestion: Expert Answers