A member asked:

What can i do if my husband has just been diagnosed diverticulitis. what everyday foods should i get?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered

Specializes in Surgery

Diverticulitis is an infection of the colon that needs medical treatment and antibiotics. Light liquid foods are eaten during the active infection. Diverticulosis is pouches that form on the colon that are not infected. Diet for diverticulosis is high fiber foods, fruits and vegetables, avoid white bread, pasta, white rice, etc.

Answered Jun 11, 2018


Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

There is reasonable data that suggest a high fiber, vegetable heavy diet help prevent active diverticular disease including diverticular bleeds and diverticulitis. Think green, leafy veggies as a staple!

Answered Nov 11, 2015



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