Diverticulitis is a very serious stage of diverticular disease. It has symptoms similar to that of diverticulosis but with the added complications of inflammation. Conventional treatment commonly uses the following kinds of drugs:
- A broad-spectrum antibiotic to kill many different types of microorganisms. The doctor prefers an antibiotic that is poorly absorbed from the intestines into the blood. This is important so that the drug stays inside the bowels where it is needed and not affect the other organs of the body.
- An anti-inflammatory drug which can reduce the swelling and inflammation of the bowel.
- Painkillers – to reduce the pain experienced by numbing the nerves of the patient.
There are many drugs under the groups above which serve the same purpose. These are chosen depending on the doctor’s choice and experience.
Pharma drugs, however, can cause undesired side-effects mostly to the liver and kidneys. These organs are mainly used by the body to process and eliminate chemicals (as drugs are). So these are usually affected. These drugs can also upset your stomach and increase the danger of internal bleeding.
Furthermore, using antibiotics will eradicate certain bacteria while allowing other bacteria to flourish. This can lead to a serious problem. The good bacteria in the intestines could be killed off while the bad ones remain and take control. This will upset the delicate balance of bowel health and cause further illness.
The most serious cases of diverticulitis require hospitalization and possible surgery. Doctors would have to cut away parts of the affected bowel. The surgery itself is a big risk, especially for patients who are already weak or the elderly. This should be the least option and be avoided as much as possible.
However: Diverticulitis inflammation is a mortal danger. In this state, the patient can’t be too picky.
In a state of active diverticulitis inflammation, alternative medicine has nothing to offer. If you have it – stop reading and seek immediate medical help!
Alternative natural therapy has a different principle. It aims to tackle the root causes. It aims to prevent the infection.
The root cause of Diverticulitis is pouches within the intestine. In those pouches, digested food is trapped and start to root. This condition is called “Diverticulosis”. Natural healing aims to strengthen the intestine tissues, so the pouches will shrink.
It requires herbs used through the ages, and other natural ingredients like activated charcoal to prevent the disease from getting worse.
But for an emergency, the patient should be brought to the nearest medical care facility.