Harvard Women's Health Watch
Can I prevent diverticulitis?
Ask the doctors Q. I recently had diverticulitis. I’d 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.