What Are the Treatments for Diverticulosis?

Q:
What are the treatments for diverticulosis?

A:
The main goal is to keep the pockets from causing problems. Your doctor might prescribe treatments that include:

  • High-fiber diet or fiber supplements.
  • Fiber-rich foods reduce gas and pain in your stomach.
  • Fiber product like Citrucel or Metamucil. They come in pill, powder or wafer forms. You’ll take it with lots of water.

Meds that help ease symptoms:

  • Mesalazine.
  • Probiotics. Research is still being done on how probiotics — live bacteria that live in your stomach and intestines — can help fight diverticulosis symptoms. Yogurt and supplements are good sources.

It’s important to check with your doctor before taking supplements of any kind.

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