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    Friday, February 5, 2010

    5 Tips on Diverticular Disease

    1. Diverticulosis is a condition with pouch-like protrusions in the colon:
    • Rare before age 30
    • Common after age 60
    • Usually no symptoms

    2. Complications of diverticulosis include:
    • Bright red rectal bleeding with clots
    • Diverticulitis

    3. Ways to prevent and manage diverticular disease include:
    • Increasing dietary fiber to keep bowel movements soft
    • Avoiding stimulant laxatives

    4. Diverticulitis is a serious complication in which pouches become inflamed or infected. Symptoms of diverticulitis include:
    • Pain in left lower abdomen
    • Fever
    • Sudden change in bowel habit
    See your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms.

    5. Treatment of diverticulitis may include:
    • Antibiotics
    • Special feeding
    • Surgery

    Please remember, as with all our articles we provide information, not medical advice.
    For any treatment of your own medical condition you must visit your local doctor, with or without our article[s]. These articles are not to be taken as individual medical advice.

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