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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

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 more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is a medication condition in which a person has outpouchings in the wall of his large intestine. Sometimes food particles can get trapped in the pocket, and if it becomes infected or inflamed, the condition ...Read more


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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 diverticular disease, extensive diverticulosis. Is there any conservative treatment for this? Would like to avoid surgery.

Eat: A high fiber diet and drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, and avoid constipation. Call your doctor immediately if you should get left lower abdominal pain with a fever and get on a clear liquid diet until he can see you or send you to the er. ...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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Why is diverticulosis only painful while laying down?

If you have: Known sigmoid diverticulosis coli and are having pain in left lower abdomen, it might mean you are developing acute diverticulitis. This requires antibiotics or sometimes even surgery. Get to a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it true that diverticulosis can be cured with high fiber dietary?

Is it true that diverticulosis can be cured with high fiber dietary?

May help: Diverticulitis is an active infection in small pouches on the colon & needs antibiotics for treatment & bland liquid diet during the infection. Diverticulosus is small colon pouches that are not infected & eating a high fiber diet can help prevent episodes of diverticulitis infection from occurring. ...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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I have severe chronic diverticulosis. Diet and laxatives not helping with constipation and pain. What are my options?

I have severe chronic diverticulosis. Diet and laxatives not helping with constipation and pain. What are my options?

See a doctor: Diverticulosis is not surgically treated. Diverticulosis does not cause constipation. You need to see a doctor for treatment of your chronic constipation. Repeated episodes of true infection requiring antibiotics due to recurrent diverticulitis may benefit from surgery, but this surgery will not be expected to correct chronic constipation either. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

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