Category: Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a common disease found in the digestive area, particularly in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches on the outside of the colon. These pouches are called diverticula and diverticulitis results of one of these diverticula become inflamed. Small protruding sacs of the inner lining of the intestine can develop in any part of the intestine. They are most commonly found in the colon, specifically in the sigmoid colon. The diverticula increase in frequency after the age of 40. Symptoms of diverticulitis may include alternating diarrhea and constipation, and severe, intermittent cramps in the lower left side of the abdomen. 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 however develop the complication of diverticulitis.

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How to Prevent Diverticulitis

How to Prevent Diverticulitis Each year, diverticulitis hits more and more people. In the most developed countries of Europe and North America, it progresses rapidly...
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Is there a natural cure for diverticulitis?

Is there a natural cure for diverticulitis.     Currently very little is known about the use of a natural cure for diverticulitis, though this article explores current thinking about the most promising alternative natural methods which may help ease the condition...
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About Diverticulitis

 About Diverticulitis There is some recent news about diverticulitis or diverticulosis, which is a condition wherein small pouches appear in the large intestine and has been graphically likened to weakened portions of a tyre that protrude outwards under pressure. An article in the New York Times explains the appearance of this condition which has only happened in modern times...
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Diagnosis of Diverticulitis

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...
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Preventing Diverticulitis

Preventing Diverticulitis 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...
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Diverticulitis – Symptoms and Treatments

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...
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Diverticula

Diverticula 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...
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Risk Factors For Diverticulitis and Simple Steps To Prevention

Risk Factors For Diverticulitis and Simple Steps To Prevention As in any disease, knowing what the risk factors for the disease are can help individuals to be aware of the potential for the disease occurring so that they may seek medical advise and prevention if it is possible. There are some risk factors that are associated with the occurrence of diverticulitis...
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Self-Care For Mild Diverticulitis

Self-Care For Mild Diverticulitis If you have been diagnosed with having mild diverticulitis you have more than likely been given oral antibiotics and orders to rest and eat a liquid or low-fiber diet. You are extremely grateful that your diverticulitis did not turn out to be severe or that you did not experience any complications from the disease...
Diverticulitis – An Overview 0

Diverticulitis – An Overview

Diverticulitis – An Overview Diverticulitis is a condition in which diverticuli in the colon rupture. The rupture results in infection in the tissues which surround the colon...
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Diverticulitis – Symptoms and Treatments

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...
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Support For Those With Diverticulitis

Support For Those With Diverticulitis Like any other disease or condition those suffering from diverticulitis benefit from support from family, friends and the medical community as well as from support groups designed to give information to those with diverticulitis and give them the chance to share stories and to feel a sense of understanding and connection with other going through the same things as they are. There are many local, and online support groups that individuals with diverticulitis can join...
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Surgery for Diverticulitis

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...
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Diverticulitis and Digestion

Diverticulitis and Digestion Diverticulitis is inflammation of the diverticula along the wall of the colon and the large intestine. For diverticulitis to occur there must be diverticulosis, the presence of diverticula...
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Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis

Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis Diverticulitis is a condition in which diverticuli in the colon rupture. The rupture results in infection in the tissues which surround the colon...
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