Diverticulitis is a condition that is uncommon and particularly hardly heard of by many, especially in places like Africa and Asia. Well, the reason is not farfetched… yes, the disease is rising in many Western countries, where diet contains lesser fiber compared to countries where fruits and vegetables are the main source of food.
Besides that, it is also known that Diverticulitis is most common to patients whose age is 35 years and older. As a matter of fact, in the United States, data show that about half of the population of the patients are in their 60s, and older.
Sadly, this disease comes silently. Yes, I mean it comes with few symptoms, or sometimes with none at all. However, symptoms may be present at the acute stage. And, the symptoms vary from patient to patient.
Diverticulitis may lead to a serious disease that may have started as either a simple abscess of the pouches called diverticula to massive infection. But, I must say, the importance of early detection and proper medication are important in this kind of disease.
Now, to be specific, Diverticulitis refers to the condition in which the diverticula that is usually found in the colon burst. Well, the truth is that the bursting happens due to infection in the tissues that surround it.
How Does A Diverticula Form?
Usually the muscular colon wall grows thicker without symptoms. This thickening increases pressure in the colon causing the colon to eject feculence. The possible culprit is a diet low in fiber…which can lead to production of hard feces, which in turn are difficult to discharge and requires extra pressure to the colon.
Well, as a result, these hard feces allow the colon to close off from the rest of its parts, as the colonic muscle in the part contracts. Naturally, the pressure within these closed-parts becomes high, since, the pressure cannot be distributed to the other parts of the colon.
What is more, as the pressure increases, there is a tendency that the inner intestinal lining pushes out the weak areas of the muscular walls. And when that happens, pouches or sacs are formed and these are called diverticula.
What Are Diverticulitis Symptoms?
Well, while early symptoms may not be available, but as the disorder progresses, you will experience noticeable changes that will be a telling sign that you have diverticulitis.
Okay, I don't want to get ahead of myself here, but I want you to take the step to get a copy of the book today. Yes, with the book in your hand you will be able to start yourself in the diet that will help you avoid the condition at any age!