Dietary Help for Diverticulitis

After a diverticulitis episode, dietary diligence will help you avoid recurrence. Your gastroenterologist wants you to remain healthy. With this earnest intent, here’s expert advice for preventing future flare-ups. Pocket Snapshot First, let’s briefly review diverticular disease. With aging, it’s common to develop weak areas in the muscles of your large intestine or “colon.” Constipation and straining to pass…

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Treating Diverticulitis

When pouches called diverticula arise in the lining of the large intestine, the condition is called diverticulosis. The disorder is quite common. It’s estimated that half the population develops diverticula by age 50. Heredity may be a contributing factor. Doctors also surmise that pressure inside the intestine (colon) creates weak areas in its walls. Your diet should…

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Does a Colonoscopy Hurt?

Getting ready for your first colonoscopy? Wondering what to expect? Rest assured that this routine procedure is generally associated with minimal-to-no pain or discomfort and requires nothing more than rest and relaxation in the short recovery period. Understanding colonoscopy Colonoscopy is a minimally invasive method performed by a medical specialist for examining and sometimes treating the…

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Crohn’s disease: breaking news

In March 2017, Dr. Sarah Kinsinger PhD, ABPP, the director of behavioral medicine for the digestive health program at Loyola University announced that their studies showed gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease, IBS, ulcerative colitis, and others are responding well to treatment administered by health psychologists who work in conjunction with gastroenterologists. The stress cycle…

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Diverticulitis Diet

Small, bulging pockets called diverticula can develop in your digestive system’s lining, particularly in the lower portion of your large intestine or colon. When these pouches become infected or inflamed, it creates a condition called diverticulitis. Symptoms of Diverticulitis Diverticulitis can be present without any symptoms. However, for those who do experience signs of this condition,…

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