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How To Prevent Diverticulosis
Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulosis attack treated with antibotics can arrest further devlopment? Colon scan indicates two pouches locatedi n the lower colon near rectum
Diverticulitis?: I'll assume you are asking about the role of antibiotics in diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the presence of outpouches in the colon wall. It presents with bleeding. Diverticulitis is infection of one of those areas, it will present variably with pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea, inability to defecate, and even sepsis. Diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics, but additional therapy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: Diverticulosis is a common condition of the colon caused by our poor American diet and lack of fiber. It becomes a problem if the small colonic pockets found in this condition become infected. This leads to diverticulitis which is a severe intrabdominal infection, sometimes requiring IV antibiotics or even surgery. A high fiber diet and avoidance of seed contains foods or nuts can prevent problems ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diverticulosis - terrible tummyache but unable to defecate. Definitely not constipation. Only recover when consume antibiotics. What ailment? Thanks.
Infection?: If you are having infection of the diverticulosis, then that is diverticuliris & is treated with antibiotics. Recurrent infections may require surgery to remove part of the colon to prevent recurrent diverticulitis. You are young, but sometimes recurrent diverticulitis can result in colon stricuring (narrowing) & need surgery too. Ask your doctor what is happening. ...Read more
Probably not: Some doctors still recommend avoiding small seeds in those with diverticulosis. I am not her treating physician, so my opinion may not be the best for her. While a few seeds are not likely to be an issue, as reported in a recent british study, it would be best and wisest to follow your own doctor's recommendations on dietary items. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough fiber!: Diverticulosis is an incredibly common condition of the colon that occurs over many years. The colon moves waste through by "sensing" that it is there so bulky stool makes the colon more efficient. When our waste is not bulky due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake the colon has to work harder creating more pressure inside the colon like a balloon and the pockets (tics) pop out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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