Diverticulosis, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Treatment and Related DiseaseseBook - 2014
Diverticulosis is a disorder of the colon Pouches (diverticula) are present in this condition It is present in the older age group of people Also in people who takes a diet of low fiber Constipation and straining causes weak spots in the bowel mucosa As a result pouches push outwards at these spots to form diverticula There are very few symptoms present There may be bloating or left abdominal pain The best way of diagnosing diverticulosis is colonoscopy Examination for blood in the stools by microscopy Some patients may develop fever and pain from infection Antibiotics may be needed to reduce the inflammation Pain medications will relieve any pain symptoms. Antispasmodic medication for spasm of the colon Surgery if the attacks are severe or there are complications Surgery is also done for a perforation or intestinal obstruction-An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Diverticulosis A Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. Treatment of Diverticulosis Medication:a. Pain medications will relieve any pain symptoms.b. Antispasmodic medication for spasm of the colonc. Antibiotics may be needed in diverticulitis and complications such as urinary infection and peritonitis. Diet:a. High-fiber dietb. Whole grain breads and cereals;c. Fruit like apples and peaches;d. Vegetables like carrots, broccoli, spinach, carrots, cabbage, and beans.e. Fiber product such as Metamucil once a day.f. Avoid nuts, popcorn, pumpkin, and sesame seeds or any food which can cause discomfort Diverticulitisa. Antibiotics to treat the infection and inflammation,b. Resting the colon by bed rest, nasogastric suction and a liquid dietc. Hospital stay to prevent complications such as abscess.d. Surgery if the attacks are severe or there are complications.e. The surgeon resects the affected part of the colon and then joins the remaining sections.f. Surgery is also done for complications such as a fistula or intestinal obstruction.g. Emergency surgery may be done for a large abscess, perforation, peritonitis, or continued bleeding.3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21/2 hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.7. Stop or do not begin smoking. It also interferes with blood supply and healing. Chapter 1Diverticulosis Diverticulosis is a disorder of the colon or large intestine where there are one or more sac-like pouches (called diverticula) in the walls of the colon. It is more common in the descending and sigmoid colon. Diverticulosis becomes more obvious with age.50
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kenneth Kee, 2014.
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