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I Have Diverticulitis And Am Currently On A Low Residue Diet Is Milk A Low Residue Drink
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 more
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
Yes: If you have diverticulitis, with pain and fever stay on a low fiber diet for 4-6 weeks to allow healing. If you merely have diverticulosis, then a high fiber diet is recommended and include 80-100 ounces of non cafeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day and this can include coconut milk. ...Read more
I have diverticulitis and am currently on a low residue diet. Instead of dairy milk, is rice or almond milk ok?
That's OK.: Coffee shouldn't have any effect on your diverticuli. A low fiber diet is the main problem. ...Read more
Yes: You may wish to mind your caloric intake so that you do not gain weight. ...Read more
Still on Antibiotic?: While there is no general prohibition against using alcohol when dealing with acute diverticulitis, common sense would suggest that it may not be the best idea. Furthermore, many antibiotics can be affected by alcohol intake, so I would be especially cautious if you are still on antibiotics. ...Read more
Is milk products bad for diverticulitis every night like sugar free, less fat ice cream in vanilla.
Hello, I am three weeks in healing from an uncomplicated diverticulitis attack. I am eating more fiber such as fruits with out skins or seeds, cooked vegetables and drinking about 60 ounces of water a day. My question, what is your opinion on eating raw v
Sorry, but no...: Diverticulitis is essentially a local infection where bacteria get trapped and fester inside a pocket (the diverticulum) of the gut (diverticuli can occur in any portion of the GI tract, but diverticulitis is most often described in the colon). This can lead to abscess, perforation, fistula formation, bleeding. Treatment is antibiotics (surgery if recurrent). Aloe vera is pretty useless here. ...Read more
Hi doc I have diverticulitis and started drinking clear liquids the last 3 days but when I drink chicken broth it gives me the runs is that normal.
Can a liquid barium drink for CT scan prep irritate the colon after a recent case of diverticulitis?
Barium is a laxative: What do you mean by "irritation"? Abdominal pain? Increased output? Blood? Barium, for all its use in imaging, is also a laxative & often used as an enema. It will force the stool out of the intestines & colon as it makes its way out. Therefore, "irritation" of the colon (depending on how you define it) isn't uncommon after a barium-contrast CT. It shouldn't cause bleeding nor pain, however. TTYD ...Read more
My spouse had partial colectomy 7 days ago for diverticulitis. He has not had a BM since before the surgery. He is walking, eating and drinking well. Discontinued Percocet and now taking Tylenol and Colace?
YES,: IT WILL NOT HURT, IT WILL NOT HURT ANYBODY ACTUALLY. ...Read more
What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?
No: A low fiber diet is used to treat acute diverticulitis and is low in fiber foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables. It is only used for a finite period of time to allow healing of the inflammation. I high fiber diet is recommended for diverticulosi and may have protective features regarding colon cancer prevention. ...Read more
Sure: If trying to lose weight, eat the things you enjoy, but eat less. Whole milk is not necessarily a restriction. Of course, the question becomes HOW MUCH> don't want more than 20-30% of your calories from fat in a day. So if on a 1500 calorie diet- 300 calories from fat (each 8ounces of milk has about 80 calories from fat). Try not to have more than 4 glasses a day. Best to you and weight loss ...Read more
Eat healthy: A healthy diet of fruits, veggies, protein, good fats, whole grains, dairy should be adequate for healing. If you have medical conditions that prevent your eating certain foods, discuss that with your doc to optimize your nutrition and healing. A daily multiple vitamin with vitamin d3, calcium and trace minerals might supplement the healing process. ...Read more
I am 24 male. Do I still need to drink milk at night? That's for growing kid. Do I still need it? Isn't my diet& other fluids not enough?
No you don't: In fact milk is not necaessary after 6 - 12 months of age. It's a very convenient food and good source of calcium & protein. In fact may be an unnecessary source of fat for many people. Dairy industry has done a fantastic job in self promotion. Vegans remain perfectly healthy without ever consuming milk or any dairy products. ...Read more
I will be on a clear liquid diet next week is it ok to drink a milk shake besides water on clear liquid diet?
Clear means Clear: No. I don't understand the question. Milk is not clear. ...Read more
Why is my son vomiting after drinking milk? He tolerates pizza and ranch well. He threw up four days in a row until I eliminated milk from his diet. What could cause him to tolerate those things with milk in it and not regular milk?
Cheese: Although cheese is processed from milk, it is not exactly milk. Some thoughts, does your son have diarrhea with the vomiting too? Also, have you tried soy or almond milk. ...Read more
I bought 3, 4 books on breastfeeding and how to produce more milk with nutrition and drinking water + milk. I hope to b/f for2+ yrs, does diet help?
Kind of...: The absolute best way to make milk is to breastfeed exclusively! As a doctor AND a mom, I can tell you that breastfeeding is supply and demand. Some days you will feel like you breastfeed nonstop, then others it will be sporadic. Lots of fluids will help keep you hydrated to allow your body to keep producing, so water is a must! Drinking milk will not help you make more milk, breastfeeding will! ...Read more
What is the best way to clear mucus in your throat, I drink a lot of milk because of some diet I'm on and I really need help thank you (no cold) I?
Best bet: Is to actually cut back on your diary intake as this is known to cause thickened secretions. ...Read more
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