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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)

Diverticulitis Self-Care at Home

These measures may help and prevent new diverticula from forming.

  • Eat a high-fiber diet. High-fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dried beans, peas, and lentils. These foods contain elements that your body cannot digest and are passed through your colon.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help keep stools soft and prevent constipation.
  • Get plenty of physical activity to keep bowels functioning properly.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014

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Diverticula are small mucosal herniations protruding through the intestinal layers and the smooth muscle along the natural openings created by the vasa recta or nutrient vessels in the wall of the colon.

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