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Does exercise make diverticulosis worse?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Shouldn't.

Exercise shouldn't adversely affect diverticulosis.

In brief: Shouldn't.

Exercise shouldn't adversely affect diverticulosis.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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3 doctors agree

In brief: No, should help

Physical activity generally improves bowel function and colon motility, which reduce risk of diverticular problems.
Basic issues include adequate liquid intake, fiber intake, avoidance of excessive straining while trying to have a bowel movement, and regular exercise is good.

In brief: No, should help

Physical activity generally improves bowel function and colon motility, which reduce risk of diverticular problems.
Basic issues include adequate liquid intake, fiber intake, avoidance of excessive straining while trying to have a bowel movement, and regular exercise is good.
Dr. Stanley Wilson
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Should make it better ( as above).
But if you have active inflammation ( diverticulitis) it might feel worse. If feeling pain with activity you should be evaluated by an MD Eat healthy, stay hydrated.

In brief: No

Should make it better ( as above).
But if you have active inflammation ( diverticulitis) it might feel worse. If feeling pain with activity you should be evaluated by an MD Eat healthy, stay hydrated.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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