Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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What Natural or Home Remedies Help Soothe Diverticulitis Symptoms?
As mentioned previously, eat a diet high in fiber, drink plenty of fluids, and exercise regularly to keep the bowels functioning properly and prevent constipation.
What About Surgery for Diverticulitis?
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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.
Which Specialties of Doctors Treat Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis?
You may initially be diagnosed with diverticulosis or diverticulitis by your primary care provider (PCP), such as a family practitioner, an internist, or child's pediatrician. You may also see an emergency medicine specialist in a hospital's emergency department. You will likely be referred to a gastroenterologist, a specialist in the digestive tract, for further treatment.
Can Diverticulitis Be Prevented?
Eating a high-fiber diet will not only decrease a person's chance of getting diverticulosis and diverticulitis; it will benefit health in other ways such as by lowering the risk of colon cancer and possibly heart disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2017
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