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What Is The Outlook For Diverticular Disease?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 18:50

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

The large majority of people with diverticular disease will not realize they have diverticula unless the condition is discovered during a colonoscopy. You can reduce your risk for the disease or its complications by eating plenty of fiber.

Those who do experience discomfort usually suffer a relatively mild case of inflammation, readily treated with antibiotics in the short term and a high-fiber diet in the long term.

As many as 90 percent of people with diverticula will never experience symptoms.

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