Diverticulitis symptoms range from mild symptoms resembling those of irritable bowel syndrome to crippling abdominal pain and fever.
Q: I’ve read in your newsletter about the benefits of nuts and “seeded” fruits such as blueberries, but I have diverticulitis. Do I need to avoid these healthy foods because of their effects on diverticulitis?
A: Katelyn Castro, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, and Joel Mason, MD,
Q. I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis. Can this condition cause serious problems?
A. Diverticulosis is a common condition among older adults. It develops in weak areas along the walls of the colon and is characterized by tiny sacs—diverticula—that bulge through these weak spots. Low-fiber diets, physical inactivity, and obesity are