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Diverticular Disease: Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
Transcript of Diverticular Disease: Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis
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
Diverticulitis Diverticular Disease Diverticular disease has two conditions:
When you have pouches called diverticula
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:
More serious complications include:
an abscess in the pelvis
bleeding into the colon
peritonitis Prevention Recommended High Fiber Foods:
Fiber One Cereal
Nuts abdominal pain
major weight loss
occasionally peritonitis. To help prevent diverticular disease:
Eat a high-fiber (25 - 35 g per day)
Avoid certain foods ex. seeds
Exercise regularly people with low fiber intake
risk increases with aging
cigarette smoking Bibliography
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