Diverticulum isjust 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 bulgingout of the inner layer through the outer layer of the colon. Diverticula referto several sacs. Diverticulosis means the presence of the diverticula in theintestine, while diverticulitis is the medical term for the inflammation orinfection in one or more diverticula. This disorder ismore frequent with men than with women, and usually appears with persons older than 50years.
Causes and symptoms of diverticulitis
The main causesof this disorder are the excessively strong contractions of the muscular wallof the large intestine, a hard diet that leads to the significant narrowing ofthe colon, and bacteria that is stuck in diverticula. The most commonsymptoms of this condition are low abdomen pain, fever and rectal bleedings, as wellas diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal spasms.
Homeopathic remedies for diverticulitis
Some researchersor doctors state that this disease is an acquired disease and occurs as theresult of consuming the foods not rich in fiber, which is very important for thenormal functioning of the colon. Fiber helps the colon in reducing the tensionand in expanding once the waste is eliminated. Therefore, one of the recommendationsis to enrich the diet with fiber. Foods, such as whole-grainbread, berries, bananas, peaches, vegetarian meals and vegetable soup withbarley have much fiber. When the fruit is taken, it is better to eat it withthe skin. It is also believed that the bran fiber is the most effective inpreventing and treating diverticulitis.
Sometimes, it isvery difficult to accustom the body to receive so much fiber, and in that case, somesupplements are advisable, such as psyllium seed supplements. If a personsuffers from diverticulitis, drinking a lot of water is very effective andbeneficial. Furthermore, itis crucial not to suppress the need to move bowels in the case ofdiverticulitis. Moreover,physical exercises can help in toning the muscles of the colon and therefore, they are also highly recommended. Suppositories shouldbe avoided and instead of them prunes, prune juice, and herbal teas are veryeffective natural laxatives. The people whosuffer from diverticulitis should not smoke or drink much coffee and alcohol, becausethat can only worsen the condition. The doctors suggestthe patients to avoid the nuts, seeds and corn. In order to lessen thepain in the abdominal area, which is caused by muscle spasm, acupuncture is the bestsolution.