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Dr. Minocha's Series on Digestive Myths & Healthy Realities....

 

By Dr. A. Minocha,   author of  "How To Stop Heartburn: Simple Ways to Heal Heartburn and Acid Reflux" and "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies"

     
     

Seeds and nuts are bad for diverticulosis......

Is it a Myth or a Fact? Find out below

Dietary restrictions of nuts, seeds, corn or roughage are not required. Adequate fiber supplementation is believed to be helpful for painful diverticular disease.

More Facts or Myths

   

            

Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis

Diverticula are pockets that develop in the colon wall, usually in the sigmoid or left
colon, but may involve the entire colon. Diverticulosis describes the presence of these pockets. Diverticulitis describes inflammation or complications of these pockets.

Many patients with diverticulosis have minimal or no symptoms, and do not require any specific treatment. A high fiber diet and fiber supplements are advisable to prevent constipation and the formation of more diverticula.

Symptoms of diverticular disease

Uncomplicated diverticular disease is usually not associated with symptoms. Symptoms are related to complications of diverticular disease including diverticulits and bleeding. Diverticular disease is a common cause of significant bleeding from the colon.

Diverticulitis - an infection of the diverticula - may cause one or more of the following symptoms: pain in the abdomen, chills, fever and change in bowel habits. More intense symptoms are associated with serious complications such as perforation (rupture), abscess or fistula formation (an abnormal connection between the colon and another organ or the skin).

 

             

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