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What will my dad eat if he has the diverticulosis infection?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Infection: Infection in diverticulosis is called diverticulitis. This infection needs medical treatment with antibiotics to prevent complications. Usually need to be on a low fiber or light liquid diet during the infection treatment, avoid constipation. Later, when healed, should be on a high fiber diet with fruits & vegetables.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Low fiber.: If he has diverticulitis, he must follow a low fiber diet - very light with plenty of fluids. Once he's better, he must chronically maintain a high fiber diet, also with plenty of fluids.
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Last updated May 4, 2017

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