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Diverticulitis Cause Complications Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
I have diabetes, diverticulitis(newly diagnosed) and on a blood thinner from 3 pulmonary embolisms one year ago.I don't know what to eat anymore, help?
I had a sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis 3 months ago. Complications caused me to lose my spleen & ovaries. Still having pain. CT normal. What now?
See your surgeon: I would need much more clinical information on the pain, where it is located, pain quality, pain frequency, what causes the pain, etc. Was the surgery performed to relieve pain? A normal CT scan is good, but does not help the pain. Many things can cause pain. See your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
No.: Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets. The presence of these pockets is called diverticulosis and is very, very common, and may cause bleeding. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by rupture of one of these pockets; it generally does not cause bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the common complications of diverticulitis, and how often do people need to have surgery for it?
Multiple: Perforation, obstruction, abscess and fistula formation. On occasion bleeding and stricture formation can complicate it. If a patient keeps having recurrent attacks requiring IV antibiotics and hospitalization, than surgery should be considered as an option to resolve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...Read more
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