August 30, 2016
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)
Table of Contents
- Diverticulosis and diverticulitis definition and facts
- What is diverticulosis?
- What is diverticulitis?
- What causes diverticula and how do diverticula form?
- What are diverticulitis symptoms?
- Diverticulitis diet: Foods to avoid, and foods that soothe symptoms
- What are the more serious complications of diverticulitis?
- How is diverticulitis and diverticulosis diagnosed?
- What home treatment or remedies help soothe diverticulitis symptoms?
- What medications treat diverticulitis and diverticulosis?
- What is the surgical treatment for diverticulitis?
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis definition and facts
- Most people with diverticulosis (diverticular disease) have few or no symptoms; however, symptoms that can occur with diverticulosis, which then may be called "diverticular disease" include
- When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and infection it is called "diverticulitis."
- Diverticulitis as well as diverticular disease can be diagnosed with barium X-rays, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or CT scan.
- Treatment of diverticulitis and diverticular disease can include high fiber diet, and anti-spasmodic drugs.
- Foods to eat that may prevent diverticulitis flares include fruits and vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.
- It has been suggested that people with diverticulitis avoid eating seeds, nuts, and corn; however, there is little evidence to support this recommendation.
- When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and infection the condition is called diverticulitis.
- Complications of diverticulosis and diverticulitis include rectal bleeding, abdominal infections, and colon obstruction.
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