Diverticulosis - Topic Overview
This treatment may help reduce the formation of new pouches
(diverticula) and lower the risk of developing diverticulitis.
Treatment for painful diverticular disease involves adding fiber to the diet and eliminating any foods that
cause gas, pain, or other symptoms. Treatment is the same as that for irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS), because many people who have this condition also have
IBS. For information on the treatment of IBS, see the topic Irritable Bowel
Can diverticulosis be prevented?
high-fiber diet, getting plenty of fluid, and exercising regularly may help