I have been diagnosed with mild diverticulitis on my right side. I have been very constipated and seem to have to take a stool softner everyday and still have a problem having a bowel movement. I feel very bloated & swollen on the top of my abdomen. I have always eaten a lot of fiber but possibly did not drink enough water. I have tried hard now to drink a lot of water. But I still am having a problem with feeling very bloated on upper portion of my abdomen (stomach). Having acid refllux, with sour taste coming up also, which I've never had. I don't know how I should eat more fiber less fiber? I have had 1 catscan and a colonospopy which both confirmed r side mild diverticulitis. Was on antibotics which helped for a while but now back feeling the same way. Dr suggest possibly another cat scan to see if anything else going on. But was going thru family member death and thought it could just be stress. I have been trying to deal with by watching what I eat more fiber etc. But I unsure how my diet should be more fiber less fiber? Help
Bloating is any abnormal general swelling, or increase in diameter of the abdominal area. As a symptom, the patient feels a full and tight abdomen, which may cause abdominal pain sometimes accompanied by borborygmus.
Diverticulitis is a known cause for bloating and therefore i would ascribe thius to that condition unless proven otherwise.
what may help is having soluble fiber foods and supplements, substituting dairy with soy or rice products, being careful with fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in insoluble fiber, and eating regular small amounts can all help. Foods and beverages to be avoided or minimized include red meat, oily, fatty and fried products, dairy (even when there is no lactose intolerance), solid chocolate, coffee (regular and decaffeinated), alcohol, carbonated beverages, especially those also containing sorbitol, and artificial sweeteners.
Hope this helped. Let me know if you need more information
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