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Foods To Avoid During A Diverticulitis Flare Up
Generally: For acute diverticulitis, I recommend low to no fiber for 4-6 weeks following diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Then if surgery not indicated, you may slowly add fiber back into your diet. If you buy the right groceries and order the right food in restaurants I generally do not find fiber supplements necessary. ...Read more
Please suggest what food should you not eat to avoid getting diverticulitis after you have allready had it?
High fiber diet: There is no proven way to prevent a recurrent attack of diverticulitis. The old rule of avoiding nuts and seeds has been disproven. My experience tells me that avoiding constipation and eating a high fiber diet (such as oatmeal) or taking fiber supplements every day (such as benefiber or metamucil) may prevent recurrent attacks, but there is no guarantee. ...Read more
I think I have a Diverticulitis flare-up going on, I have been diagnosed before about 6 years ago during game a colonoscopy exam?
Abdominal pain: Do not self diagnose;see a physician;antibiotics may be in order ...Read more
Most anything: There has been alot of misinformation as to how diet relates to diverticulitis. Limiting certain foods such as seeds, popcorn etc used to be common but no scientific evidence exists that these foods caues bouts of diverticulitis. Eat a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids and avoid constipation. ...Read more
Let me help you:
A diverticulitis diet is something your doctor might recommend as part of a treatment plan for a mild case of acute diverticulitis.
High fiber food like, whole-grain breads, pastas, and cereals, beans (kidney beans and black beans, for example)
fresh fruits (apples, pears, prunes)
vegetables (squash potatoes, peas, spinach)
avoid hard-to-digest foods such as nuts, corn, popcorn, and seeds. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I do if my husband has just been diagnosed diverticulitis. What everyday foods should I get?
My girlfriend is currently having a diverticulitis attack and has basically fasted for 3 days. She's on anti bi's. What foods can she have right now?
My treatment: For confirmed diverticulitis is 14 days of antibiotics, start with a liquid diet until pain and fever/white cell count is normal and then advance to a very low fiber diet for 6 weeks and then get reassessed. If your friend has had multiple confirmed episodes requiring antibiotics or hospitalization, she should consider surgery to resolve it and avoid the complications of perforation, abscess, or f. ...Read more
High fiber!: The idea that folks with diverticular disease should avoid seeds, nuts, corn, popcorn has never had any data to support it, so unless a particular food item causes discomfort, I don't advise its avoidance. That said, those with diverticular disease should be on a high fiber diet with plenty of fluid- this has been shown to decrease episodes of pain. ...Read more
Take care of it: First and foremost take good care of your colon. This usually entails a high fiber diet with a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid dehydration. Drink a lot of water. Keep your stools bulky and on the soft side. Your colon will be happy. Fiber supplements like metamucil might be needed. ...Read more
What are the foods I should not eat since I have had several severe bouts of diverticulitis, and what bread should I be eating?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually required but this decision must be ade between you and your treating physician. Good luck ...Read more
GERD &Diverticulitis: Acid Reflux involves the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. Typical “diverticulitis” involves the large intestine (unless you are referring to an uncommon condition called “Zenker’s Diverticulum”). I could find no medical literature associating acid reflux with typical diverticulitis. ...Read more
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
How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?
Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches is diverticulitis. Prevent by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. Surgery to remove part of the colon is only for multiple episodes of recurrent infections, colon stricturing, bleeding. ...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 more
I have a diverticulitis attack and on antibiotics and water. What foods should I introduce when attack shows signs of going? Thanks.
It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are having fevers or all-over abdominal pain, or signs of infection you should see your doctor; consider taking a daily fiber supplement. ...Read more
What point should I consider surgery for diverticulitis, 2 flare ups in a month. (had diverticulosis for years) last scope was nov. 13.
My husband has been being treated for a diverticulitis flare up with antibiotics since Sunday morning and has had nothing but broth and popsicles sinc?
Do you want to?: "Diverticulitis flare-up" could mean anything. As I don't know for sure what symptoms you ARE experiencing (other than NO fever), I'm unsure how to advise you. It may be best to TTYD or use HealthTap Prime & talk to a doctor live about your concerns. If (minor) symptoms permit, playing hockey isn't contraindicated; however, any injury to abdomen may make things worse. Is that risk acceptable to u? ...Read more
How do you manage diet for IBS and diverticulitis. Allowable foods seem mutually exclusive. I get a lot of pain about once a month. Age 67?
Idea Link below: Actually this is not too rare. It will be a balancing act - but you can do it if you're patient and motivated. I'd start at the clean out of a nearly liquid, bland, soft diet until the diverticulitis clears some. Then move in the direction of easy to digest more solid fiber foods still low in fat, spice, salt. A bit of poultry and light fish, but mostly selected veggies. It will be trial and error ...Read more
On Clopidogrel for TIA have Diverticulitis flare ups sometimes What would be a best option of PPI as some decrease the affect Clopidogrel, H2 instead?
Clopidogrel isn't: Best treatment for TIA; only partially inhibits platelets &? severity of blood clots after plaque ruptures or embolic clots from atria (atrial fibrillation). Best Tx=optimizing NMR lipoproteins (not cholesterol), HbA1c <5.0% & Sys. BP <120 mmHg. Plavix (clopidogrel) & ASA, if taken about 1 Hr prior to PPI agents has plenty of time to work. Subsequent PPI does not reverse or? Anticlotting response to much degree. ...Read more
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