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Suggest dietary restrictions for diverticulitis

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Yes please, I'm just wondering what are the best foods for someone living with divaticulitis? I'm getting older and am trying to not get anymore flare ups!
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
a healthy diet prevents diverticulitis attacks

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the dietary instructions depend on the patient's condition. Diverticular disease without symptoms requires increased fiber consumption (fruits, vegetables), drinking enough water and remaining physically active. A normal body weight helps too. Symptomatic diverticular disease (particularly with fever, abdominal pain and diarrheas) requires low residue diet (no fruits, no vegetables) and - if very severe with sepsis - even complete restriction of food until treated properly.

Relieving constipation helps both types of patients. The measures I've mentioned for diverticular disease without symptoms will help towards this goal.

I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.

Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: a healthy diet prevents diverticulitis attacks Detailed Answer: Hello, the dietary instructions depend on the patient's condition. Diverticular disease without symptoms requires increased fiber consumption (fruits, vegetables), drinking enough water and remaining physically active. A normal body weight helps too. Symptomatic diverticular disease (particularly with fever, abdominal pain and diarrheas) requires low residue diet (no fruits, no vegetables) and - if very severe with sepsis - even complete restriction of food until treated properly. Relieving constipation helps both types of patients. The measures I've mentioned for diverticular disease without symptoms will help towards this goal. I hope you find my comments helpful! You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information. Kind Regards!