Diverticulitis is the more serious form of diverticular disease. It started as “diverticulosis” due to a weakened digestive system. The “pouches” that formed from intestinal weakness trapped food and waste materials for a long time. This is a fertile breeding ground for bad bacteria to exponentially increase in number and these become infected. The result is full-blown inflammation.
What the person is eating immediately before can trigger an attack. Some types of food can irritate the inside of the bowels. An example of these is very strong spices like pepper or hot chili. Coffee and alcohol can overstimulate and irritate. Common causes also include foods that are too hard to digest such as seeds, nuts, or made into products like popcorn. Food materials with too much fiber like whole-wheat bread, fruit skins, and products such as dried raisins and plums can also cause complications. Meanwhile, certain types of food that enter the diverticula are what bad bacteria love to feast on. Their population explodes because of this to cause an infection and end up as diverticulitis. Very rich foods like milk, milk products, and fatty fast food are included. Patients must watch out and avoid these to keep away unwanted attacks.
Diverticulosis is a long-term disease. Diverticulitis can attack on numerous times during this. It can leave patients feeling exhausted and frustrated. The inflammation and infection may be stopped, but the “pouches” will still be there. It is like the scar which remains after a deep wound heals. The best that can be done then is to manage the condition. It will help prevent diverticulitis attacks from happening again. It will also help the patient to live a more comfortable and stress-free life. If the sufferer can alter his or her lifestyle in time, then the illness could be managed with the patient having a relatively comfortable quality of life. Lifestyle change includes regular meals of healthy, natural, fiber-rich food supplemented with multivitamins, minerals, and other anti-oxidants.
NATURAL HEALING FOOD
To help lessen and even avoid attacks, the regular consumption of some ingredients can have a direct effect on reducing inflammation and pain. Activated charcoal absorbs harmful microbes and the toxins they produce which can cause inflammation. This reduces the pain. Herbs like turmeric and ginger, when made into teas, can strongly stop inflammation. Purselane and aloe vera, meanwhile, soothes irritated, inflamed areas as well as ulcers. These can be blended and mixed with juices and/or salads.