Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).
In diverticular disease, small bulges or pockets (diverticula) develop in the lining of the intestine. Diverticulitis is when these pockets become inflamed or infected.
SYMPTOMS OF DIVERTICULITIS
- Lower abdominal pain
- Feeling bloated
- Severe abdominal pain, especially on the left side
- High temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
- Diarrhoea or frequent bowel movement
CAUSES OF DIVERTICULITIS
- Aging- The incidence of diverticulitis increases with age.
- Obesity- Being seriously overweight increases our odds of developing diverticulitis.
- Lack of exercise.
- Diet high in animal fat and low in fiber.
- Certain medications.
DIAGNOSIS OF DIVERTICULITIS
- CT pneumocolon or colonography :
- CT SCAN
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR DIVERTICULITIS
COLOCYNTHIS : Useful for diverticulitis with pain in the lower part of the abdomen. There is colicky, cramping, griping, sharp, cutting pain in nature.Given when pain from abdomen may radiate to thighs or small of the back. Helpful when abdomen may also be distended, sensitive and painful to touch. Mostly recommended when eating and drinking make the pain worse and relief appears by bending over double or on lying on the abdomen.
MAGNESIA CARB : Very useful for diverticulitis where there is abdominal pain.Indicated in cases where abdominal pain is relieved by warm applications and by applying pressure. Given when the pain is cramping in nature and there is a lot of flatus present.
NUX VOMICA : Useful medicine for diverticulitis with constipation. There is frequent, ineffectual urge to pass stool. Every time the person goes for stool only a little is passed, and the urge is renewed again.Useful when stool is dry, scanty and always unsatisfactory. Useful when abdominal pain may be felt before passing stool that gets better after passing stool.
BRYONIA : Helpful medicine for diverticulitis in cases of constipation.There is hard, dry, tough, large stool that appears to be burnt. Given when stool is passed with difficulty only after much straining.There is burning at the anus with pinching abdominal colic.
ARSENIC ALBUM : Very effective medicine for diverticulitis with nausea and vomiting. Given when vomiting appears soon after eating or drinking which consists of ingesta or yellow-green liquid and sometimes clear water.Also useful for abdominal pain with anxiety and restlessness.There is marked fatigue and weakness arises with the above symptoms
ALOES SOCOTRINA : Useful for diverticulitis with complain of diarrhea.There is frequent, thin, yellow stool which may have undigested food particles.There is an urgency to pass stool.Given when urge to stool appears soon after eating.There is constant bearing down in the rectum .There is abdominal pain with bloating (especially left side abdomen). There is also a discharge of much offensive flatus that relieves the abdominal pain.
CHINA : Useful for diverticulitis where there is abdominal pain, bloating and excessive flatus.Given when the abdomen feels tight with rumbling and moving of flatus.Useful when bending over double gives relief in pain.There is profuse, watery, offensive stool may appear frequently with marked debility arises due to frequent loose stool.