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Diet and Nutrition

Diverticulitis

01/22/2002

Question:

what is a good diet for someone with diverticulitis

Answer:

Diverticulitis is typically treated in stages beginning with antibiotics along with possible water and electrolyte adjustments, then a liquid diet, followed by a low-fiber diet as tolerated. Once there is improvement in symptoms, a high-fiber diet for diverticulosis (the milder condition) is used. With a condition such as this one, medical supervision is necessary. I`d recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian who will work closely with your Physician to help you follow the correct medical nutrition treatment for your stage of the disease. Please refer to the American Dietetic Association`s website listed below to find a registered dietitian in your area. I hope this is helpful to you.

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Response by:

Jane   Korsberg, MS, RD, LD Jane Korsberg, MS, RD, LD
Senior Instructor of Nutrition
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University