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Colonic diverticulosis

Colonic diverticulosis: Introduction

Colonic diverticulosis: Diverticulosis, otherwise known as "diverticular disease", is the condition of having diverticula in the colon which are outpocketings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through weaknesses of muscle layers in the colon wall. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Colonic diverticulosis is available below.

Symptoms of Colonic diverticulosis

Treatments for Colonic diverticulosis

  • Many patients with diverticulosis have minimal or no symptoms, and do not require any specific treatment. A high fiber diet and fiber supplements are advisable to prevent constipation and the formation of more diverticula
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Colonic diverticulosis: Complications

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Causes of Colonic diverticulosis

  • Diverticula are thought to be caused by increased pressure within the lumen of the colon. Increased intra-colonic pressure secondary to constipation may lead to weaknesses in the colon walls giving way to diverticula
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Colonic diverticulosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Colonic diverticulosis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Colonic diverticulosis

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Colonic diverticulosis: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Colonic diverticulosis

Prognosis for Colonic diverticulosis: Eating a high-fiber diet, getting plenty of fluid, and exercising regularly may help prevent diverticulosis.

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Definitions of Colonic diverticulosis:

A pathological condition characterized by the presence of a number of COLONIC DIVERTICULA in the COLON. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial, including colon aging, motor dysfunction, increases in intraluminal pressure, and lack of dietary fibers. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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