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I have diverticulitis. I travel extensively so having a consistent

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I have diverticulitis. I travel extensively so having a consistent physician is difficult. What can I do to take care of my colon?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

Diverticulitis refers to the inflammation of the colon lining pouches intermittently.

mysticdoc :

Diet plays an important role in preventing diverticulitis.

mysticdoc :

Try to eat high fiber plant based diet.

mysticdoc :

Avoid animal products like meat, milk, cheese etc.

mysticdoc :

You should avoid constipation and that is why high fiber diet is helpful in this regard.

mysticdoc :

Vewgetables, fruits, and salad based diet is good.

mysticdoc :

Regarding probiotics, Philips colon health is a good probiotic and proven to work.

Customer:

My diet is mostly the meat, cheese and greens. Why are meat milk and cheese bad?

mysticdoc :

This probiotics has mix of friendly bacteria which have shown benefits to preserve colon health.

mysticdoc :

Also drink plenty of fluids, but avoid caffeine based drinks, sodas, alcohol as much as possible.

mysticdoc :

Avoid smoking ( if you have not done already).

mysticdoc :

Intermittent antibiotic therapy is required to treat the acute attacks.

mysticdoc :

But these attacks should be minimized with these measures above.

mysticdoc :

Best wishes

mysticdoc :

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