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Can I prevent diverticulitis?

Ask the doctors Q. I recently had diverticulitis. Id like to avoid a recurrence. Is there anything I can do to prevent this painful condition in the future? A. As people age, small pouches often form in the wall of the large intestine, a condition called diverticulosis. If food or bacteria become trapped in these pouches, they can become inflamed or infected, which is known as diverticulitis. …

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