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Diffuse Diverticular Disease
Yes: Eat a well balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Hydration is so important. Stay away from sodas. It is okay to have salads but cooked vegetables are better as you get more moisture. Red meat can be constipating, so keep that in mind. I am a believer in eating in moderation and not skipping meals. Cereal, oatmeal, yogurt and fruit for breakfast is a great start, not donuts.
Prevent acute flare: Diverticular disease is caused by constipation. Problems arise when infection or other complications such as blockage or perforation set in. Tp prevent, maintain a high-fibre diet, and drink plenty of water.. Acute infectious attacks, usually sharp pain in lower left abdomen, require treatment with antibiotics. More than 2 attacks, you should consider surgery to remove that part of the colon.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Often diverticulitis is diagnosed by primary care or er physicians. Proper management should be handled by a colon and rectal surgeon, general surgeon, or gastroenterologist. Be sure to get to someone with experience. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis are completely different and should be handled differently. Improper management can lead to emergency surgery and a colostomy, .See 1 more doctor answer
Both: There is a familial component, however the standard western diet is the most likely culprit - low in fibre, high in fat. If you have a family history, be extra vigilant about eating lots of high fiber products, drinking lots of water, and using supplements such as prune juice to help regulate bowel habits if needed. Avoid constipation, since this is the direct cause.See 1 more doctor answer
Diet high in fiber: You need to eat 205to35 grms of fiber daily if you suffer fro diverticular disease, only exception is during acute diverticulitis when you have to be on low residue diet consistiong of water, fruit juices. Broth and ice pops to regular diet to low fiber to finally high fiber diet, 25to35 grms per day.See 2 more doctor answers
It's Possible: Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history.
I have diverticular disease and last night in severe pain and still some today I don't want to keep going to ER. Any suggestions?
See a doctor: Review your hospital er records with your doctor. Diverticulosis usually is not painful, but constipation can be. If there is infected diverticulitis you should be on antibiotics & see your doctor too. I do not know what your medical records or findings have been. Need a doctor to review your reports for proper direction.See 1 more doctor answer
Avoid irritant foods: That is one of the most frequent questions! For years, people were advised to stay away from seeds, fiber, "roughage". For the most part, there is no ideal diet and this year a group authorities have decided that "seeds" no longer need to be withheld.--but first, be sure there are no food intolerances and a trial of a bulk forming laxative may help.
FODMAP diet: For diverticular disease, the conventional wisdom is to consume a high fiber diet, but there is very little good scientific evidence behind this recommendation. Likewise, people used to be instructed to avoid seeds and nuts. This has since been debunked. For IBS, the best evidence is for a low FODMAP diet.
My question refers to what's commonly known as sulphur burps. However I have already had 2 major surgeries and diagnosed with diverticular disease.
Sulphur Burps: Are as a result of excess air in the stomach and the smell is caused by sulphur reducing bacteria breaking down sulphur containing proteins in the food you have just eaten resulting in the production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) which smells like rotten eggs. Nothing directly related to diverticular disease.
Would having a few scattered diverticuli of left colon be categorized as having diverticular disease?
Technically: It's not really a disease but rather a description of the state of your colon.
Passing mucous and blood 4/5 times a day for last 12 weeks. Colonoscopy on friday says diverticular disease. Is this normal.?
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