Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Stopping Diverticulitis Attacks

Monday, 19 December 2011 10:05 AM

Question: I seem to get attacks of divertculitis about every 4-5 months. How can I keep this from coming back?

Dr. Hibberd’s Answer:

The main cause of repeated diverticulitis is thought to be a low-fiber diet. You probably have a mild type of the condition with mild abdominal cramps, bloating or constipation. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms. Your diet plan must include fruits, grains, cereals, green vegetables, and nuts. In case your symptoms are more severe, consult your physician.

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