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Diverticulosis colon

Diverticulitis intestinal

Diverticulitis intestinal is a disease of civilization, which causes the so-called. poorly residual diet, or low in fiber and sedentary lifestyles.

When you eat enough fiber, prolonged transit time of stool through the intestine, so called. intestinal transit. This in turn leads to muscle hypertrophy colon and pressure rise within the intestinal tract.

Note! In the intestine, they only diverticula thin (or pouch or hernia) having a diameter of about 1 cm, which is outside the highlight of the intestine. There may be a dozen or several dozen, and are located mostly in the sigmoid and descending colon.

Treatment of diverticulitis colon

Diverticulitis colon treatment depends on the severity of the disease. When there are no symptoms or they are mild, it is recommended to only use a proper diet rich in fiber.

Note! However, when the symptoms clearly exacerbated, also taking antispasmodic and analgesic drugs.

When inflammation of the patient diverticulitis antibiotics administered orally or intravenously. In case of complications (abscess, intestinal perforation, bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract), operation is necessary.

Note! The majority of patients with diverticular hemorrhage cease same time, however, need a blood transfusion, making colonoscopy combined with stemming the bleeding or the need to perform the operation. Diverticulitis, which already exist can not be cured medically. They can be removed only through surgery. Unfortunately, bowel diverticulosis can not be cured once and for all. 

Diet with diverticulitis colon

When diverticulosis colon should eat as many foods rich in fiber. In order to provide the body with valuable vegetable fiber, eat:

  • whole wheat bread;
  • thick cereal;
  • brown rice;
  • legumes and
  • fruit.

Note! Eat whole fruits and necessarily the flesh and rind.

If you cook a vegetable soup, pour her example. Grains of barley, and kefir, sauces - bran or psyllium seed ground, which are a rich source of fiber.

Bran with colon diverticulosis

The food itself is not enough bran. You still need to know how to eat and drink water.

Enter bran to the diet gradually, because a sudden increase in their number in the diet can lead to constipation and bloating. The digestive tract needs time to adapt to new habits.

Thus, for example start. 2 tablespoons of bran a day and every week, for 6 weeks, increase the dose to 6 tablespoons. Drink at the 2-3 l rein day.

Water at colon diverticulosis

You definitely need to increase the quantity of fluid drunk. This must be at least 2-3 l per day.

Note! This helps to prevent constipation, which often accompany colon diverticulosis.

Tightening the muscles in passing stool causes the diverticula increasing, and when we drink a lot of fluids, stool softer and easier to pass through the gut.

The fact you have to keep in mind when colon diverticulosis

You definitely need to find time for physical activity because exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles and the smooth muscles of the intestine. Improve peristalsis, or colon function.

Note! Ni drink coffee or other beverages with caffeine, because it irritates the intestine.

Do not hold your colon movements because one of the reasons augmentation of diverticula. Keep to defecate regularly, preferably daily.

Drink 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil a day, before breakfast. It works to soothe the intestines.

To get rid of constipation naturally, eat beets spinach, prunes and drink lots of water, preferably with slices of lemon. You can also during the day to drink herbal tea with buckthorn and senna.

Note! With this the discomfort, try to avoid eating foods with small grains that are easy to get into the diverticula and, unfortunately, can cause inflammation (eg. poppy, linseed, raspberries, strawberries).


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