Diverticulum is just one sac or bulge that appears in the last part of the large left intestine, also known as sigmoid colon, and it occurs as the result of the bulging out of the inner layer through the outer layer of the colon. Diverticula refer to several sacs. Diverticulosis means the presence of the diverticula in the intestine, while diverticulitis is the medical term for the inflammation or infection in one or more diverticula. This disorder is more frequent with men than with women, and usually appears with persons older than 50 years.
Causes and symptoms of diverticulitis
The main causes of this disorder are the excessively strong contractions of the muscular wall of the large intestine, a hard diet that leads to the significant narrowing of the colon, and bacteria that is stuck in diverticula. The most common symptoms of this condition are low abdomen pain, fever and rectal bleedings, as well as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal spasms.
Homeopathic remedies for diverticulit is
Some researchers or doctors state that this disease is an acquired disease and occurs as the result of consuming the foods not rich in fiber, which is very important for the normal functioning of the colon. Fiber helps the colon in reducing the tension and in expanding once the waste is eliminated. Therefore, one of the recommendations is to enrich the diet with fiber. Foods, such as whole-grain bread, berries, bananas, peaches, vegetarian meals and vegetable soup with barley have much fiber. When the fruit is taken, it is better to eat it with the skin. It is also believed that the bran fiber is the most effective in preventing and treating diverticulitis.
Sometimes, it is very difficult to accustom the body to receive so much fiber, and in that case, some supplements are advisable, such as psyllium seed supplements. If a person suffers from diverticulitis, drinking a lot of water is very effective and beneficial. Furthermore, it is crucial not to suppress the need to move bowels in the case of diverticulitis. Moreover, physical exercises can help in toning the muscles of the colon and therefore, they are also highly recommended. Suppositories should be avoided and instead of them prunes, prune juice, and herbal teas are very effective natural laxatives. The people who suffer from diverticulitis should not smoke or drink much coffee and alcohol, because that can only worsen the condition. The doctors suggest the patients to avoid the nuts, seeds and corn. In order to lessen the pain in the abdominal area, which is caused by muscle spasm, acupuncture is the best solution.