Natural Solutions for Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is a disease that manifest predominantly in the colon and/or large intestine. Pockets, known as diverticula, form in the wall of the colon where they become inflamed and often infected. It can be a serious condition that may lead to other health issues also.
The symptoms of Diverticulitis are often:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in the abdomen
- Possible rectal bleeding
- Diarrhoea and constipation
- A general feeling of tiredness
- Needing to urinate more often
Although the exact cause of the Diverticulitis is not officially known, it has been linked to being older and genetics. However, diet and lifestyle are also likely factors; such as smoking, being overweight, not having enough fibre and regular use of painkillers.
What to do if you have Diverticulitis?
Once diagnosed, having a low fibre diet and eating cautiously to avoid further inflammation is advisable. As with all digestive disorders, nutrient deficiencies occur. A comprehensive nutritional test is highly recommended for those affected and will often provide results that will give important recommendations for health and well-being.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of diverticulitis, it is important to get a professional opinion. Book your free 15 minutes pre-consultation here to find out more, such as which tests, supplements or approach is most appropriate.