Diverticulosis treatment

Treating diverticulosis can often be done by increasing the amount fiber in the daily diet. This helps reducing symptoms and can prevent diverticulosis from progressing into more serious complications as diverticulitis.

Fiber helps with bowel movements as it softens stool which makes it easier to pass through the intestines. This is why fiber plays an important role in diverticulosis treatment.

If one struggles maintaining a regular sufficient daily fiber intake, the doctor may also advise to take fiber products such as Metamucil once a day.

Some high fiber products:

  • whole grain bread

  • Bran cereals

  • Brown rice

  • Whole-grain pasta

  • dried fruits

  • apples

  • pears

  • peaches

  • oranges

  • strawberries

  • broccoli

  • beans

  • asparagus

  • carrots