Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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Is there a diet for diverticulitis and diverticulosis?
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A high-fiber diet is the mainstay of diverticulosis and diverticulitis prevention.
In the past patients with diverticulosis/diverticulitis were told that foods to avoid included seeds, corn, and nuts because it was thought fragments of these foods would get stuck in the diverticula and cause inflammation. However, current research has not found this to be the case, and the fiber content of such foods may actually benefit individuals with diverticulosis/diverticulitis. Discuss your diet or potential diet changes with your doctor.
What is the medical treatment for diverticulitis and diverticulosis?
Diverticulosis with symptoms is usually treated as follows. This therapy is designed to soften stools and help them pass faster, which removes the conditions that cause diverticula in the first place.
Treatment for diverticulitis depends on the severity of the condition.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2016
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