General Diverticulitis Information

Diverticulitis is a disease that occurs when small, pouch-like formations develop on the wall of the colon and become infected and inflamed. The pouches, called diverticula, often form with frequent constipation because of the increased pressure needed to force hardened stool through the bowel. Diverticulitis can be acute or chronic and is often painful. Older people are more prone to developing diverticulitis due to the natural weakening of the intestinal wall that occurs with aging.

Possible causes of diverticulitis

Diverticula form in the colon when pressure increases and irritates weakened areas on the colon wall. Diverticulitis occurs when bacteria become trapped in the divertiula, causing inflammation. Diverticulitis is seen most often in developed countries where low-fiber diets and highly processed foods are common. Stress is also a major contributor to the condition.

Possible symptoms of diverticulitis

Symptoms of diverticulitis include abdominal pain, tenderness, cramping and swelling; fever; chills; diarrhea or constipation; gas; bloating; loss of appetite and nausea.

Possible Lifestyle Changes for Diverticulitis

The best way to prevent and control diverticulitis is to consume a high-fiber, low-carbohydrate diet and drink plenty of water. Exercise may help prevent and alleviate symptoms. Apply a heating pad to the abdomen and use an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease cramping and pain.

In accordance with FDA regulation, we do not make any therapeutic claims for any Dietary Supplements in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

Beneficial Dietary Supplements:

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Primadophilus Bifidus helps maintain the proper intestinal flora in order to improve assimilation and elimination.

Fiber helps prevent constipation and prevents infection by assisting in elimination.

Bentonite Clay may assist in the healing of the intestinal walls.

Vitamin B-Complex assists in all enzyme systems and proper digestion.

Broad-spectrum Enzymes assist in breaking down proteins.

protect the cells lining the colon wall.

Garlic aids digestion and destroys unwanted bacteria and parasites.

Pau d’Arco has an antibacterial, cleansing and healing properites.

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REFERENCES: Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, Phyllis Balch, CNC; James F. Balch, M.D.

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