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Can I eat quinoa if I have diverticulosis?

Can I eat quinoa if I have diverticulosis?

Sure.: There's nothing that tells us that we can't eat quinoa given diverticuli. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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Is diverticulosis the name of the health condition when one cannot eat seeds?

Is diverticulosis the name of the health condition when one cannot eat seeds?

Tiny pockets: Diverticulosis is a common condition that affects adults in developed countries whose diets consist mainly of refined foods low in fiber. The general recommendation is to avoid foods with seeds that may cause blockage of the pockets resulting in infection, though the evidence for this is lacking. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How could a person with diverticulosis eat fiber if the fiber gives you gas?

How could a person with diverticulosis eat fiber if the fiber gives you gas?

Little at a time.: Try to have a little bit of fiber at a time, divided amongst several meals in a day. Your body might tolerate it better that way. For women, 35 grams daily and 50 grams daily for men - divide it up amongst five meals daily. ...Read more

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Can I eat normally and would live a normal life after a colon resection due to diverticulosis? Does the colon resection have to be done by open surger

Can I eat normally and would live a normal life after a colon resection due to diverticulosis? Does the colon resection have to be done by open surger

Bowel surgery: Surgery for complicated diverticular disease can frequently be done laparoscopically resulting in quicker recovery. Your bowel habits might change post-op but rarely to either extreme. Most individuals resume a normal life post-op. Good luck! ...Read more

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On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?

On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?

Colitits: Those medications and that condition make it important to eat carefully but doesn't have to be BRAT diet (Banans, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) just nothing greasy or spicy or hard to digest - soups, rice, pasta, crackers, yogurt, etc- avoid any fast foods ...Read more

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Have slight nausea hurt in left stomach. I feel full...can't eat much. Could it be diverticulosis. On colace. I had BM. Stopped Carafate (sucralfate) for heartburn?

Have slight nausea hurt in left stomach. I feel full...can't eat much. Could it be diverticulosis. On colace. I had BM. Stopped Carafate (sucralfate) for heartburn?

Heartburn/dyspepsia: If you mean "hurt in left stomach" is in the left UPPER abdomen/near the stomach, I would be more inclined to think it is the partially treated heartburn. Diverticulosis, just having benign out pouches in the large intestine, doesn't cause symptoms; if they become inflamed, diverticulitis results causing symptoms in the lower abdomen. Keep working with your doc on heartburn therapy. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Must I seek professional order for a diverticulosis diet?

No in general: But if you have left sided abdominal pain, bloody stool then please see ur doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diverticulosis?

What is the definition or description of: Diverticulosis?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can sometimes end up bleeding. ...Read more

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I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

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 more

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Is diverticulosis curable?

Is diverticulosis curable?

Diverticulosis.: Diverticulosis is manageable, not curable. Once the pockets in the colon form, they don't go back again. High fiber diet is the rule. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for diverticulosis?

Is there a surgery for diverticulosis?

Not specifically: The condition of diverticulosis is a highly common finding of small out-pouches in the wall of the colon, most commonly the sigmoid colon. But diverticulosis can affect the entire colon. Surgery is not performed unless there are complications such as repeated infections of diverticulitis, colon stricturing or narrowing, serious bleeding. ...Read more

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Is eggplant bad for suferers of diverticulosis?

Is eggplant bad for suferers of diverticulosis?

Diet for: Treatment of diverticulosis is controversial. High fiber, low fiber, etc. I don't think eggplants are at either extreme, so I think you are ok otherwise. Ask a dietician to make sure. ...Read more

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Can someone with diverticulosis have chia seeds?

Can someone with diverticulosis have chia seeds?

Should be fine.: Studies have shown that nuts and seeds are fine for peope with diverticulosis. ...Read more

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Is there an operation that can fix my diverticulosis?

Yes: Diverticulosis, the presence of little pockets in the wall of the colon does not usually require surgery. If these pockets, or diverticuli, cause symptoms, then surgery may be required. Lower abdominal pain with fevers can be caused by a burst pocket - this is what is called diverticulitits. Surgery for diverticulitis is needed for recurrent attacks or those that do not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for colorectal cancer or during tests that check for other intestinal problems. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, is usually diagnosed during an acute attack. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between colitis and diverticulosis?

Is there a difference between colitis and diverticulosis?

Yes: These are two different problem. Diverticulosis means pockets in colon specially in sigmoid part but these pockets are not infected. When infected called diverticulitis. Colitis is infection or inflammation of inner lining of the colon. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What kind of condition is diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Colon outpouching: Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall. Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the outpouching, causing an infection to occur there. ...Read more

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Tired of diverticulosis, but is there any way to get a cure?

Tired of diverticulosis, but is there any way to get a cure?

Diverticulosis.: Diverticulosis is manageable, not curable. Once the pockets in the colon form, they don't go back again. High fiber diet is the rule. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum. Diverticulosis typically causes no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Osis and itis: Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula, small outpouchings "pockets" typically in the sigmoid colon that develop as people age. This is very common with time.
Diverticulitis is inflammation associated with the diverticula and typically requires treatment with antibiotics. The presence of the pockets does not mean you with get diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

No and yes: Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets
diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...Read more

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How to know if diverticulosis and diverticulitis are the same thing?

How to know if diverticulosis and diverticulitis are the same thing?

Diverticulosis: Of the colon is an acquired condition, when your colon develops outpouchings in its walls. Diverticulitis happens when these things get infected. ...Read more

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Can bleeding be caused from diverticulosis or diverticulitis, or either?

Can bleeding be caused from diverticulosis or diverticulitis, or either?

"-osis" bleeds.: Our general medical tenet is "diverticulitis doesn't bleed." Diverticulosis can bleed, and the bleeding is rather brisk and scary but tends to stop on its own after a while, not that it shouldn't prompt a visit to the Emergency Room to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?

Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?

Diverticulitis....no: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on your colon ruptures. I would advise against taking anything that might overstimulate the colon during an acute episode of diverticulitis, either from above or below. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more