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Diverticulitis Treatments and Symptoms

Monday, 10 February 2014 12:19 AM EST

Are you experiencing mild pain in the lower abdomen? If you sense cramping and bloating in your lower belly, do not put it aside. These are some of the first signs and symptoms of diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis is a disease in which sacs and pouches are formed in the intestine. The signs and symptoms of diverticulitis appear due to reduced absorption of nutrients in the gut, and because wastes are circulated back into the bloodstream. Irritable bowel syndrome is caused as a result of diverticulitis. A diet that is low in fiber is another cause of diverticulitis.
Common treatments for diverticulitis and IBS include proper diet and avoiding certain food substances that could aggravate diverticulitis and reduce the positive effects of other treatments.
Symptoms of Diverticulitis and IBS

The symptoms of diverticulitis and IBS are not painful. Sometimes there are no signs and symptoms and they might suddenly appear without warning. Some of the common signs and symptoms of diverticulitis and IBS include the following:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • Bloating of the abdomen
  • Gastric trouble
  • Tenderness of the lower side of the abdomen (left side)
  • Lack of appetite
  • Diarrhea alternating with constipation
Treatments for Diverticulitis and IBS

When signs and symptoms of mild diverticulitis and IBS show, it is sufficient to take antimicrobial treatments along with adequate rest. Taking adequate fluids, avoiding fried foods, and consuming home-cooked food is definitely required along with treatments for diverticulitis and IBS.
Monotherapy with beta-lactamase inhibiting antibiotics or carbapenems provides broad antibacterial coverage. This treatment is suitable for moderate diverticulitis and IBS. Pain management treatments and multiple drug regimens are required to treat diverticulitis and IBS.

Hospitalization and intravenous antibacterial treatments are required for treating acute diverticulitis and IBS. In the case of presence of leukocytosis and abscess, percutaneous drainage and surgery is performed as last case treatments for diverticulitis and IBS.
Often, no specific treatment is required for people who have diverticulosis without symptoms. However, it is important for them to go on a high fiber diet, otherwise, the symptoms might flare up.
After treatment, doctors usually prescribe a routine diet to be taken based on a person’s recovery from diverticulitis and IBS. Sticking to these diet patterns is very essential to prevent relapse and complications while taking treatments for diverticulitis and IBS.
Also, there is a common misconception that consuming rice, corn, and oats may obstruct treatments for diverticulitis and IBS. Though it is considered better to avoid starch and opt for a fiber-rich diet, going by your physician’s advice for choice of diet is always advisable.

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Are you experiencing gas trouble and bloating in your abdomen? Initial symptoms of diverticulitis and IBS include nausea, chills, pain in the lower abdomen, lack of appetite, and gas trouble. Treatments for diverticulitis and IBS vary depending on severity and often include antimicrobial drugs.
Monday, 10 February 2014 12:19 AM
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