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What is the best treatment for diverticulosis?
Last Updated: 10th May, 2020
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In this way, can diverticulosis go away?
A mild case of diverticulitis may go awayon its own without any treatment. When treatment is necessary,antibiotics and a liquid or low-fiber diet may be all that isnecessary to resolve symptoms. Only about 5 percent of people whohave diverticulosis ever go on to developdiverticulitis.
Also, how can I treat diverticulitis at home? To reduce abdominal pain caused by milddiverticulitis:
- Apply a heating pad to your abdomen to relieve mild cramps andpain.
- Try relaxation techniques (such as slow, deep breathing in aquiet room or meditation) to help reduce mild pain.
- Use a nonprescription pain medicine such as acetaminophen (forexample, Tylenol).
Consequently, what can you do for diverticulosis?
- High-fiber diet. Although a high-fiber diet may not preventdiverticulosis, it may help prevent symptoms or problems in peoplewho already have diverticulosis.
- Fiber supplements.
- Colon resection.
How often should you have a colonoscopy with diverticulosis?
Having a colonoscopy more than once every five orten years usually isn't necessary. A grape-like growth, or polyp,in the colon or rectum is common in adults and usuallyharmless.