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Diet For Diverticulitus
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon that needs proper antibiotics and light low fiber diet during the infection. For non-infected diverticulosis, high fiber diet is recommended with fruits, vegetables, metamucil and plenty of water to drink (avoid junk food, white bread, white rice, pasta, greasy burgers & fries, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Not really, but...: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I've been recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. I've added fibre to my diet and was wondering what the chances were of it flaring up again?
YES,: IT WILL NOT HURT, IT WILL NOT HURT ANYBODY ACTUALLY. ...Read more
Diverticulitus: Diverticulitis means an active infection of small pouches of the colon that needs treatment with antibiotics. With an active infection, foods should be small and very light, liquids & a few sift foods until the infection has resolved. Then later your doctor would start you on high fiber foods after infection has fully resolved. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how bad the attack is. Sometimes diverticulitis attacks are bad enough that they require hospital admission with IV antibiotics. Sometimes they can be treated with antibiotics by mouth as an outpatient. If the attack is bad you might be kept nothing by mouth for a few days. Or it is possible that you could be kept on clear liquids for a few days while the attack resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: You are young to get diverticulitis. Have you had a diagnosis with colonoscopy or other test? Diverticulitis is an infection that needs treatment with antibiotics & can be a serious infection. Diverticulosis is having small pouches on the colon and is treated with high fiber diet, fruits & vegetables, add metamucil. ...Read more
Fiber tablets: I recommend fiber tablets to get started. Add 2 to 6 tablets with a big glass of water in the morning. The fiber tablets are inexpensive, no prescription needed, available at most pharmacy and grocery store. As you recover, you can add to the fiber tablets with vegetables and other high fiber foods. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you temporarily are on a low fiber diet, the easiest way to follow that diet is no fruits, no vegetables, no whole grains! meat, fish, chicken and dairy are fine. You may have white rice and white bread. Only exceptions to fruit/veggies is mashed potatoes and non chunky apple sauce. Not a healthy diet in the long run but necessary in the short(4-6weeks) to allow the colon to heal and recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can you tolerate: Diverticulitis mystifies , same disease acts differently , some never know they had it , in some the first attack takes them to emergency surgery, in most it lingers in their whole life , the reason for varieties of opinion. Once the acute attack subsides try it as you can not stay on liquids for ever, speak to your doctor , persistent recurrent disease require surgery. ...Read more
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
2 yrs ago i was diagnosed with diverticulitis I am only 19, have been on a high fibre diet doc says i'm fine but the pain will not go away.
You have choices: Either your pain is from some other source or the diverticulitis is still active. You could ask your doc for more investigation and testing or get further antibiotics to treat it. Consider going to discuss issues with a surgeon or gastroenterologist (or both.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pork OK for diverticulitis attack, after solids have began. Is there a way to get a detailed diet list. Not just the generic short list.
Pork okay: The truth is that there is not a specific diet for diverticulitis. You can find some online but there is no evidence that anything in particular helps. If you know that certain food trigger attacks for you then you should avoid them, but other than that there is no good evidence for dietary restrictions. ...Read more
I have history of diverticulitis and wanted to know if its ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily as part of my diet to avoid another attack?
Assuming that: you had sigmoid diverticulitis, a high fiber diet is generally recommended. However, it is at best marginally effective especially in the short term. Grapefruit seed extract seems harmless enough to me, but you should consult with your doctor or gi specialist, just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer