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what to eat during a diverticulitis attack

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I tell my patients that nuts are ok. In the past it was thought that nuts caused problems for people with diverticuli, but I've seen at least one stu ... Read More

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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Belizon
8 years experience General Surgery
Not right away: generally I recommend that for 2 weeks following a diverticulitis episode, my patients remain on a low residue diet. Which is a diet low in fiber. Oat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Food is not the answ: to everything. After 2 attaqcks you need a partial colectomy
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: If you currently have an active infection, depending on the severity, dietary restrictions will wary.If you do not have an active infection generally ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Fatty, Fried Foods: The function of bile is to absorb fat from our diet. Fatty meals cause the release of a hormone (cck) that stimulates the gb to contract. Therefore, a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Options : Deep abdominal breathing progressive muscle relaxation positive muscle relaxation.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, ap ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor.: First and foremost, if you suspect that you are having an episode of diverticulitis, you need to see your doctor to determine if you are a candidate f ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Liquids: Avoid fatty foods, milk products, raw fruits/vegetable.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: There are many factors involved with heart health. Diet makes a big difference, but talk with your doctor about other things you can do.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Patil
24 years experience Family Medicine
Mild foods: Avoid fried, fatty, spicy foods, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, citrus fruits and juices including tomatoes or tomato based foods... Don't eat late dinne ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
See below: Being a vegetarian and avoid obesity vitamin c at least 500 mg and avoid alcohol treat sleep apnea if u have. Drink coffee but not tea!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it is: When one is extremely frightened, one can have sudden diarrhea stools or lose control of bowel. In a sense your body gets rid of bowel contents so y ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
It varies: With severity, extent, and cause, of obstruction. It is not possible to get any more specific. Ask your GI specialist or surgeon for advice.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Forsythe
26 years experience Emergency Medicine
Somewhat unusual: Typically a low fat food, like bananas, should help prevent gallbladder problems. It may be more related to reflux, gastritis or possibly signs of a d ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No special precautio: Simply eat healthy. Avoid excess of saturated fats which come from meats and dairy products. Healthy foods are plant based and are low in fats. Fruits ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
None: There is no merit in trying to alter your diet until you see a urologist and determine the most likely cause of your stones.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: No problem. It is fatty foods you may have issues with.
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
See a doctor.: Diverticulitis can be serious. It can cause sepsis, a severe bloodstream infection, & be life-threatening. If you suspect you have diverticulitis, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not the first time: Years of abuse smoking obesity hyperlipidemia.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Brain controls body,: this is how we are all built. Thus the best solution is to confront the issues driving the stress. All exams become relatively easy if you have intens ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: It would take more than one episode of excess cheese ingestion to cause enough blockage in a coronary artery to bring on a heart attack. At your age, ... Read More

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