Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Prevention
As mentioned previously, a high-fiber diet is the mainstay of diverticulosis and diverticulitis prevention.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Prognosis
Most people recover fully after treatment. If not treated promptly, however, diverticulitis can lead to the following more serious conditions:
Individuals younger than 40 years of age who have depressed immune systems from medications or other illnesses have a greater chance of having complications and having to undergo surgery.
Approximately one-half of people who have diverticulitis will have a relapse within seven years after the condition is treated and in remission.
Of the people who are admitted to a hospital for diverticulitis, some develop complications that require surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/8/2015
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