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Best Diverticulosis Treatment
2 different answers: Diverticulosis best managed with hi fiber diet and plenty of noncaffeinated fluids, avoiding nuts, seeds, and popcorn. Diverticulitis needs confirmatory diagnostic test which may include ct scan, cbc, physical exam, prior colonoscopy reports and is treated with antibiotics, modified low fiber diet and potentially surgery for recurrent episodes or complications such as abscess, fistula, obstructio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with diverticular disease, extensive diverticulosis. Is there any conservative treatment for this? Would like to avoid surgery.
I have been diagnosed with distal colonic diverticulosis without divertiulitis. No adenopathy is evident.What are the treatment options for this?
I have been told I gace diverticulosis some dr say low fiber and some high fiber diet.What is best to control pain?
High fiber diet best: Diverticulosis of the colon is thought to be caused by a relative lack of fiber in the diet- specifically insoluble fiber, the kind that's in bran, or psyllium supplements. There is evidence that a high fiber diet decreases episodes of abdominal pain in those with diverticulosis. Remember that fiber and fluid work together, so also drink more water as you add more fiber to your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zinc oxide: Any of the zinc oxide ointments that are used for diaper rash are a nice trick. They sooth the skin and coat it to protect it from further irritation from the stool. Other options include a cortisone ointment, but this can thin the skin, ultimately leading to it being more fragile and vulnerable to irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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