Diverticulosis is a condition in which pouches form in the wall of the colon. Bacteria develops in these pouches and cause inflammation and severe pain. Doctors are not sure what causes diverticulosis but it may be due to a low fiber diet. Without fiber to add bulk to the stool, the colon has to work harder than normal to push the stool forward and the pressure from this may cause pouches to form in weak spots along the colon. Diverticulosis can be prevented with some of the following steps and some of them can be taken to bring relief during diverticulosis attack.

1. Take probiotics

Probiotics ‘good’ bacteria that help to ensure your stomach and intestines are in working order. Their amount lowers during periods of stress or after taking antibiotics for a long time. Since these bacteria are great at keeping potentially dangerous bacteria in check, they may help to get rid of any microbes causing inflammation at the edges of diverticular pouches. Try including fermented foods in your diet such as yoghurts, sour cabbage or buttermilk.

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