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How can you prevent diverticulitis?

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Your doctor might suggest that you eat a diet that’s high in fiber. Fruits, veggies, and whole grains make your stool softer so it can pass faster and more easily through your colon. This reduces pressure in your digestive tract. It may lower your chances of diverticula forming and becoming inflamed.

From: What Is Diverticulitis? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2017

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Diverticulosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

Harvard Medical School: “Diverticular Disease of the Colon.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Diverticulitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Diverticulosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

Harvard Medical School: “Diverticular Disease of the Colon.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Diverticulitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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