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Diverticular Disease: Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis

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Sanam Sheriar

on 18 September 2012

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Antibiotics/Pain medicine

Follow a liquid diet and foods that are low in fiber for a few days

After the infection is healed, introduce high fiber foods back into the diet

If the condition is serious, you may require hospital stay

Colon resection

Surgery Diverticulosis/
Diverticulitis Diverticular Disease Diverticular disease has two conditions:

1) Diverticulosis:
When you have pouches called diverticula

2) Diverticulitis:
When the diverticula pouches become infected and inflamed What is Diverticular
Disease? Physiological and Psychological Effects What Are the Symptoms of Diverticulitis? Unknown cause

Low fibre diet


Pressure in colon which will result in the colon weakening and creating the pouches

If stool or bacteria get caught in the pouches, diverticulitis can occur What Causes Diverticular Disease Perforation



Blockage or obstruction of the intestine

Bleeding in the intestine Outcome/Prognosis Medication &Treatment Fiber Rich foods What Increases the RIsk of getting Diverticular Disease?

The most common symptoms of diverticulitis include:

abdominal cramping

More serious complications include:

an abscess in the pelvis
colon obstruction
bleeding into the colon
peritonitis Prevention Recommended High Fiber Foods:
Fiber One Cereal
Fiber Crackers
Whole Grains
Nuts abdominal pain
major weight loss
occasionally peritonitis. To help prevent diverticular disease:

Eat a high-fiber (25 - 35 g per day)
low-fat diet
Avoid certain foods ex. seeds
Exercise regularly people with low fiber intake
risk increases with aging
cigarette smoking Bibliography
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2."National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)." Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2012. <http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diverticulosis/>.

3."Diverticulitis." - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2012. <http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=155>.

4.Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 21 May 2011. Web. 14 Sept. 2012. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diverticulitis/DS00070>.

5."Diverticulitis | A-Z Index | Get Healthy | Best Health." Diverticulitis | A-Z Index | Get Healthy | Best Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2012. <http://www.besthealthmag.ca/get-healthy/a-z-index/diverticulitis>.
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