The Fundamentals

Diverticulosis is diverticula in the colon without inflammation or symptoms. Only a small percentage of people with diverticulosis develop diverticulitis, which is inflammation of diverticula in the intestinal tract, especially the colon. This causes stagnation of feces in little distended sacs of the colon and pain.

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onsumption of a low-fiber diet, straining during bowel movement, or weakness in the colon or large intestine wall causes little pockets, or diverticula, to form on the surface of the colon. This is a somewhat common occurrence in most people over age 40, and almost half the people over age 50, and in almost 100% of people over age 90. There generally are no symptoms, but the diverticula can divert digestive contents. If intestinal contents remain inside these small pockets, they can become inflamed and infected, begin to bleed, and cause great pain. The infection may produce fever, nausea, vomiting, bloating, rectal bleeding, and abdominal tenderness on the left side. This is called "diverticulitis". Left undiagnosed and untreated, diverticulitis could become a surgical emergency. Diverticulitis must be diagnosed by a doctor.
Aside from consuming a high fiber diet, some herbal supplements may be beneficial. Chamomile is particularly valuable because its antispasmodic, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory actions soothe the entire digestive system. Wild Yam has proven effective in alleviating the pain associated with diverticulosis and diverticulitis. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is another powerful anti-inflammatory that is often used with problems of the colon.
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