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Will Having A High Fiber Diet Prevent Diverticulitis And Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...Read more
Jan feb and mar 3 bouts of diverticulitis. High fiber diet daily. Help! It's ruining my life ? When is surgery required??? Please advise
Persistent: Sounds like the diverticulitis has never fully healed. You may want to consider surgical therapy now to treat this once and for all. It's important to realize however, that one of the uncommon complications of surgery is the need for a temporary ostomy. While this risk is very low, it's not zero. See a colorectal specialist for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?
Fiber + fluid: In order to avoid hard stools after starting an increase in fiber intake, increase water intake as well. Chronic passage of large hard stools can produce anal fissures and hemorroids, but it is not uncommon to pass a larger soft stool when initiating a higher fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Prevent cancer: High fiber diets, prevent colorectal cancer, and help people with constipation. The fiber enables you to have more frequent and softer bowel movements. Toxins and contaminants in food, don't stay as long in the colon as those who are not on high fiber diets, so there is less exposure to cancer causing toxins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal diet.: Fiber is not needed to prevent anemia. Most anemias are caused by iron deficiency, especially in young women. Iron rich foods are red meat, dark green leafy vegetables, raisins and liver. The other nturients needed are B12 (mainly animal products) and Folic Acid (vegetables, fruits, nuts, fortified cereals and grains). ...Read more
See below: Fiber is the non digestible part of fruits, whole grains. Vegetables, beans and legumes. You get it by eating these foods. Fiber is not found in meat, dairy, fowl or fish. When fiber foods are processed ( orange juice for example, or white rice) alot of the fiber is removed in processing. Your best bet to have fiber in your diet is to eat foods in their natural state with minimal processing. ...Read more
Yes: But as with most things, don't overdo it. Your diet must contain protein and fatty acids, but high fiber will allow smooth passage of your food through your gastrointestinal system and absorption of some fats in food. Get the fiber naturally from fruits, vegetables, bean, nuts, and whole grains. ...Read more
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