What are the treatments for diverticulosis?
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:
- 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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