Diverticular Disease

Dr Sundardas   September 23, 2015   1 Comment on Diverticular Disease

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Diverticular Disease is a muscle spasm from our colon with the presence of diverticula. It could cause abdominal pain and also a disturbance with our bowel function. Diverticular Disease or Diverticulosis is a muscle spasm from our colon with the presence of diverticula. It could cause abdominal pain and also a disturbance with our bowel function.. Most patients with diverticulosis have few or no symptoms. The diverticulosis in these individuals is found incidentally during tests for other intestinal problems. It has been thought as many as 20% of individuals with diverticulosis will develop symptoms related to diverticulosis, primarily diverticulitis; however, the most recent study suggests that the incidence is closer to 5%. Once formed, diverticula are permanent. No treatment has been shown to prevent complications of diverticular disease. When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and infection the condition is called diverticulitis

Diet: Diets high in fiber increase stool bulk and prevent constipation, and theoretically may help prevent further diverticula formation or worsening of the diverticular condition. Some doctors recommend avoiding nuts, corn, and seeds, which are thought by some to plug diverticular openings and cause diverticulitis, but there is little evidence to support this recommendation. See more here http://www.sundardasnaturopathy.com/detox.htm

What Are a Diverticulum and Diverticula?

A diverticulum is a bulging pouch or sac that can form on internal organs. In this slide -show we will discuss colonic diverticula, which are bulging sacs that push outward on the colon wall. Diverticula can occur anywhere in the colon, but most commonly form near the end of the colon on the left side (sigmoid colon).

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What Is Diverticulitis?

If a diverticulum becomes infected and the area around the diverticulum is swollen, it is called diverticulitis. If the inflammation becomes severe enough, the diverticulum can rupture, spreading bacteria from the colon to the surrounding tissues, causing an infection called peritonitis, or forming a pocket of infection called an abscess.

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What Is Diverticulosis?

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When a patient has diverticula (bulging sacs) in the colon this is called diverticulosis, or diverticular disease

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