Tips for Getting Relief from Diverticulitis

Published: 09th April 2009
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Diverticulitis is a disease which occurs when pockets in the walls of intestine, named diverticula become infected. People suffering from diverticulitis may get relief from by diverticulitis diet. As it is caused due to shortage of fibre content within body, so doctor suggest low fibre diet in order to make balance in order to cure the infection from the body. Diverticulitis diet includes 10 gram of fibre content in a day. Treatment of this disease depends on the condition of the symptoms whether symptoms are normal or severe. Normal or mild cases may be cured by rest and some changes in diet but for severe cases, you require surgery.

Diverticulitis patients should also concentrate on taking more and more water daily in order to allow the fibre to make its magic. As a person drink water regularly then fibre easily mix with water and make our stool thin and soft. If a person does not drink require amount of water daily, then fibre may leads to constipation. Many doctors suggest not taking foods with small seeds such as tomatoes, strawberries etc. to their patients as they think that these particles may choke diverticula and hence results in inflammation. In general, very small percentage of people suffers from diverticulitis and particularly in the age group of above 60. The chances of this disease increases with age as weak areas of the colon continue to take shape of a balloon and finally result in pockets. Ballooning results from pressure such as exertion if a person takes diet consist of low fibre content.

There are many ways in which a person suffering from diverticulitis gets relief and other heath benefits. Firstly, the person has to make some necessary changes in his diet after consulting from a doctor. Secondly, person starts taking foods which increases the fibre content in the body. Finally, he has to eat 20 to 35 grams of fibre daily in order to protect them self from any severe condition.

Diverticulitis patient may eat processed foods such as baked beans, brown rice, oats etc. as these foods easily provide the require amount of fibre to the body. He may take some fibre supplements in his diet but before purchasing any supplement, he must consult this with his doctor as your doctor knows which supplement is best for you. So, we see there are different ways to control diverticulitis but the easiest way is to make necessary changes in the diet.
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