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Are there specialized diets that will treat acute attacks of diverticulitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Not really, but...

Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon.
Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence.

In brief: Not really, but...

Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon.
Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Acute

Diverticulitis is initially treated with liquid diet and antibiotics until the pain and fever resolve, then a low or no fiber diet and plenty of fluids for 4-6 weeks to allow time for the colon to heal.
After 6 weeks options are to gradually increase fiber in your diet and if you dont flare, stay on a hi fiber diet. Or if recurrent attacks frequently consider surgery to resolve the problem.

In brief: Acute

Diverticulitis is initially treated with liquid diet and antibiotics until the pain and fever resolve, then a low or no fiber diet and plenty of fluids for 4-6 weeks to allow time for the colon to heal.
After 6 weeks options are to gradually increase fiber in your diet and if you dont flare, stay on a hi fiber diet. Or if recurrent attacks frequently consider surgery to resolve the problem.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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