Doctors prescribe a variety of treatments for diverticulitis, a condition that develops when pouches lining the digestive tract become inflamed or infected. The treatments vary depending on the severity of the condition and can range from over-the-counter medications to ease pain and inflammation to bowel resection surgery.
Physicians often place patients suffering from diverticulitis on a liquid diet. Usually, individuals are kept on this type of diet for a few days until their bowels heal and the inflammation subsides. Solid food is more likely to cause pain during a bout of diverticulitis. After a few days of being on liquids, individuals can begin to reintroduce solid foods.
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