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Why do I need to follow a low-fiber diet if I have diverticulosis?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You don't.

You actually need to follow a HIGH fiber diet with diverticulosis.
A low fiber diet would be employed with diverticulitis, which is an infection.

In brief: You don't.

You actually need to follow a HIGH fiber diet with diverticulosis.
A low fiber diet would be employed with diverticulitis, which is an infection.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Decrease pressure

A high fiber diet is thought to decrease the pressure your colon has to generate to push stool through.
The current accepted theory with diverticula is that there is a linkage to intraluminal pressure in the colon that leads to their formation.

In brief: Decrease pressure

A high fiber diet is thought to decrease the pressure your colon has to generate to push stool through.
The current accepted theory with diverticula is that there is a linkage to intraluminal pressure in the colon that leads to their formation.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: You don't

Diverticulosis is managed with a high fiber diet and high fluid intake.
Divertivulitis is treated with a low fiber diet and fluids.

In brief: You don't

Diverticulosis is managed with a high fiber diet and high fluid intake.
Divertivulitis is treated with a low fiber diet and fluids.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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