Symptoms may decrease after some days of starting treatment, may continue or worsen in the case of a disease or serious complications. Diverticula do not disappear until a part of the colon is removed (removed) by surgery. Diverticulosis is a lifelong condition that can be controlled mainly by changes in diet.
People who consume large quantities of fiber are less likely to develop diverticular disease. The American Dietetic Association (American Dietetic Association) recommends 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day, preferably from fruits, vegetables and cereals. Your doctor may also recommend a product of unprocessed bran or fiber. It is important to increase fiber intake gradually and drink more water to increase the volume of bowel movements and reduce the pressure inside the intestine.
Physical activity can also decrease the risk of diverticulosis. Many doctors before recommending that people with diverticulosis avoid eating nuts, popcorn and foods with seeds. However, this restriction has not proven to prevent diverticulitis.