Many people have small pouches in the lining of the colon, or large intestine that bulge outward through weak spots. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The inflammation of diverticula is called diverticulosis, About 10 percent of Americans older than 40 have diverticulosis. The condition becomes more common as people age. About half of all people older than 60 have diverticulosis.
10 to 25 percent of people with diverticulosis get diverticulitis. Diverticulosis and diverticulitis together are called diverticular disease.
Although not proven, the dominant theory is that
1. A low-fiber diet causes diverticular disease.
2. Constipation: hard stool may cause people to strain when passing stool during a bowel movement. Straining may cause increased pressure in the colon, which may cause the colon lining to bulge out through weak spots in the colon wall. These bulges are diverticula.
Doctors are not certain what cause diverticula to become inflamed. The inflammation may begin when bacteria or stool are caught in the diverticula. An attack of diverticulitis can develop suddenly and without warning.
Diverticulitis occurs when the pouches become inflamed and cause pain and tenderness in the lower left side of the abdomen.
Diverticulitis can lead to bleeding; infections; small tears, called perforations; or blockages in the colon. These complications always require treatment to prevent them from progressing and causing serious illness.
A high-fiber diet and pain medications help relieve symptoms in most cases of diverticulosis. Uncomplicated diverticulitis with mild symptoms usually requires the person to rest, take oral antibiotics, and be on a liquid diet for a period of time. Sometimes an attack of diverticulitis is serious enough to have a surgery.
A. Constipation is one of the major causes of diverticulitis; therefore remove the constipation with colon hydrotherapy before it develops into the issue is a good strategy. Before starts the procedure, get the good diagnosis, ask doctor for prescription.
B. It falls back to the basic diet tactics, that high fiber diet is the key point recommended for any of GI issue prevention.
C. The most natural ways to remove the constipation effectively are to change the lifestyle, including the diet and have the colon hydrotherapy in appropriate intervals. However the constant contact with a medical doctor getting prescription is advisable.