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15 Feb 2003

diet for diverticulosis and bowel constriction sufferer
My mom has just been diagnosed with diverticulosis and also has a twist in the ascending colon which caused her to be hospitalised for severe abdominal pain. She is now home and wants to make sure she's following the correct diet, I read your diet for diverticulosis sufferers, what else can u suggest for a lady who has a twist in colon, therefore rather narrow passage?
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01 Jan 0001

Lucyswan, she will have to be careful of dry foods like biltong, nuts, etc. She will have to keep her fluid intake high and soft/moist foods she be a high priority. Constipation is dangerous in her case, but so might a high fibre diet. It would be a better idea for her to use something like Duphalac® to keep her regular. On the finer details of a proper diet, DietDoc is the one to ask. Good luck.
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