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Diverticulitis Treatment

Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of the pouches in the digestive tract, most commonly affecting the sigmoid colon, which is part of the large intestine. It typically affects people over the age of 40, but it is not uncommon for a younger person to experience diverticulitis. Complications of...

Medications For Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis develops when bacteria become trapped in pouches, also called diverticula that have formed along the wall of the large intestine, which leads to an infection. The bacteria grow and cause inflammation and pressure that may lead to a small perforation or tear in the wall of the intestine. An...

Living With Diverticulitis

Living with diverticulitis begins with knowing when to call the doctor. If a person has been diagnosed with diverticulitis or suspects that they have it and have been bleeding from the anus and have signs of shock such as lightheadedness, restlessness, confusion, or signs of fear, have shallow, or rapid...

The Lifestyle Of Someone Who Is Preventing Diverticulitis

If you have ever suffered from diverticulitis you will understand the desire to do all you can to prevent it reoccurring. This prevention desire will lead you to a make some lifestyle changes including diet, avoidance of those things that cause stress, and learning how to stay active. The lifestyle changes...

Diagnosis Of Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of the pouches in the digestive tract, most commonly affecting the sigmoid colon, which is part of the large intestine. It typically affects people over the age of 40, but it is not uncommon for a younger person to experience diverticulitis. Complications of...

How To Diagnose Diverticular Disease

Diverticulitis is a condition in which diverticuli in the colon rupture. The rupture results in infection in the tissues which surround the colon. The colon is the large intestine and is a long tube like striation that stores and then eliminates waste material. As a person gets older, pressure within the...

Causes Of Diverticular Disease

Diverticulosis is very common, being found in more than half of Americans over the age of 60. Only a small percentage of these people will develop the complication of diverticulitis. Diverticulitis can lead to complications such as infections, perforations or tears, blockages or bleeding. These...

What Is Diverticulitis

The easiest way to explain what diverticulitis is would be to say that it is a digestive disease that occurs in the large intestine and sometimes other parts of the body. It develops from diverticulosis, which is when pouches or diverticula are formed on the outside of the colon. When a diverticula becomes...

Surgery For Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis develops when bacteria becomes trapped in pouches called diverticula that have formed along the wall of the large intestine. This leads to an infection. The bacteria grow and cause inflammation and pressure which may lead to a small tear in the wall of the intestine. The infection, called...

Diverticulitis Symptoms And Treatments

Diverticulitis is a serious disease which is both painful and dangerous. Once diverticula, which are small sacs, grow on colon walls, they will not heal. Inflammation and rupture of these sacs may occur and cause serious and life threatening infections. Preventative measure can be taken to ensure digestive...

How Do I Know If I Have Diverticulitis

Once individuals hear about the disease, diverticulitis they want to avoid it at all costs. In order to avoid it, it is necessary to know what causes it and to know when you are having symptoms of the disease so that you can get prompt medical attention to prevent getting complications from diverticulitis....

Getting To Know The Condition Known As Diverticulitis

Small, bulging pouches (diverticula) inside of the digestive tract is a common occurrence for those who are 40 or older. The condition of having these diverticula’s is called: diverticulosis. When a diverticula becomes inflamed or infection sets in, then the condition changes and is now called:...

Alternative Treatments For Diverticulitis

Diverticula are small pouches in the lining of the intestines that protrude through the muscle of the intestinal wall. These pouches produce no pain or other symptoms unless they become inflamed or infected. When a diverticular pocket and the surrounding tissue become inflamed, the condition is called...

Surgical Treatment Of Diverticulitis

Diverticular disease essentially results from eating a diet that contains too little fiber. Fiber itself is not ingested, but passes through the intestines basically unchanged. This passing softens the stool and its passage. Lack of fiber causes dry and small stools which require the intestinal muscles to...

Diverticulitis Of The Colon

Diverticulosis is very common, being found in more than half of Americans over the age of 60. Only a small percentage of these people will develop the complication of diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is caused by inflammation or a small perforation with a diverticulum. Direct risk factors for diverticulitis...
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