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Pls instruct me what to eat with a diverticulitis flare up. Already taking 2 antibiotics which are making me feel worse because they are very aggressive in my stomach

By Anonymous February 16, 2018 - 6:41am
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The dietary guidelines are very confusing to nothing at all.

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Your doctor should have given you instructions. I can give you some general guidelines.

Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of the digestive system. They're found most often in the lower part of the large intestine (colon). This condition is called diverticulosis. In some cases, one or more of the pouches become inflamed or infected. This is known as diverticulitis.

Mild cases of diverticulitis are usually treated with antibiotics and clear liquids and/or a soft diet. Your doctor will advise you on this. Usually, it's not longer than 2-3 days. More-severe cases typically require hospitalization.

As you start feeling better, your doctor will recommend that you slowly add low-fiber foods. Examples of low-fiber foods include:

Canned or cooked fruits without skin or seeds
Canned or cooked vegetables such as green beans, carrots and potatoes (without the skin)
Eggs, fish and poultry
Refined white bread
Fruit and vegetable juice with no pulp
Low-fiber cereals
Milk, yogurt and cheese
White rice, pasta, and noodles.

Once better, most people can resume their normal diet, but there may be some foods your doctor will recommend that you avoid.


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