Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Self-Care at Home
These measures may help and prevent new diverticula from forming.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Medical Treatment
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.
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If diverticulitis attacks are frequent or severe, the doctor may suggest surgery to remove a part of the patient's colon.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/8/2015
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