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is diverticulosis reversible

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Segal
19 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple factors: Diverticulosis, or small outpouching of the bowel, is generally due to a combination of conditions including advanced age, genetics, and diet. A high ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Jones
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Low fiber diet: Genetics likely plays some role. However, low fiber diet and other things that hinder normal bowel function are the most significant factors. Don't ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
If you mean : Diverticulosis coli, no one knows for sure. But the prevailing theory is hypertonicity of muscles of the colon. This pressure squeezes down on the m ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for ... Read More
Dr. Wesley Marquart
18 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a painless technique that visualizes the entire colon. An older test is a barium enema. This will also show diverticulosis.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulosis: The tests for diverticulosis are CT of the abdomen and pelvis and colonoscopy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Medical treatment: Of diverticulosis coli is high fiber diet to stretch and relax the hypertrophic muscles of the wall of the colon, which caused the diverticula in the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber: High fiber, high fluid.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
45 years experience General Surgery
No, should help: Physical activity generally improves bowel function and colon motility, which reduce risk of diverticular problems. Basic issues include adequate liq ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
60: In the us, diverticulosis is found i approximately 1/3 of people aged 60. This increases to 2/3 people by age 80. Most people with diverticulosis do ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Need Correct DX : Diverticulosis is the common disease where small pockets form on the colon. In and of itself, they cause no symptoms unless one ruptures, which causes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Diverticulosis coli: Is outpouching of lining of colon caused by hypertonic muscles in the walls. When it gets infected or inflamed, it is called diverticulitis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Advanced age: And low residue diet. Diverticulosis coli is an acquired degenerative disease, in contrast to congenital diverticular disease, such as meckel's diver ... Read More
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