A 44-year-old male asked:
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I have diverticulitis. What can I do to avoid another attack?

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Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
Avoid constipation: Increase in the fiber intake, hydration, use of stool softener to avoid constipation is in order. Some books instruct on avoidance of eating things with seed, but it is not always stressed. In those with recurrent episodes of diverticulitis, surgical resection may be in order and this often resolves the problem.
Answered on Aug 4, 2013

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