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Old age. Diagnosed with diverticulitis. Tried homeopathy. Anything else?

My friend who is 72 years old has just been diagnosed with dyverticulitus, which she has been told there is no cure! I think that there are certain foods which aggrevate this condition. Can you suggest anything she can try. I have been using homeopathy remedies for years now with much success! thank you Jenny mcDonald
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Diverticular disease is one of the most digestive conditions.
Not sure what causes diverticula in the colon. But that a low fiber diet may play a role , without fiber to add bulk to the stool, the colon has to work hardly than normal to push the stool forward. The pressure from this may cause pouche to form in weak spots along the colon.
Diverticulitis happens when feces get trapped in the poucha. This allows bacteria to grow in the pouches.This can lead to inflammation or infection.
The treatment you need depends on how bad your symptoms are and whether you have on infection.
You may need to have only liquids at first and then return to solid food when you start feeling better.
Avoid foods containing nuts , seeds, corn and most raw fruits and vegetables.
Add water, juice ,milk,soups and herbal tea contribute to your daily water requirements.
It is recommonded to eat between 18 to 30 grms of fibre a day.
Abdominal obesity with a greater risk of diverculitis.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Kishma Vinod's  Response
there are homeopathic medicines but i cant prescribe without knowing the patients symptoms.

but i will give few tips: following medications of power 30C can be used - three times daily for 1 week.

1. If the patient has watery stools - rice water with lot of thirst- Remedy - Ars Alb
2. If the patient has hard long stools with pain in upper abdomen, irritable nagging nature- Remedy - Nux Vom
3. It the patient has loose stools with cold clamy or cold to touch skin - Remedy- Ver alb
4. Severe pain and bending helps - Colocynth
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy's  Response
Welcome to HCM
The homeopathic treatment is given as per the aetiological factors of the health problem and from the totality of symptoms present with the patient. You have diverticulitis. The diverticulitis is the inflammation of diverticulae, the pouch like structure in large intestine. The cause of diverticulitis could be irregular or slow peristaltic motion of GI tract that creates more intra pressure inside the GItract and develop the present health problem.
So from etiological factor it is required some homeopathic medicines that can maintain the smooth peristaltic movement. Those are Nux vom, lycopodium, alumina, bryonia, sulphur.
So second things come the symptoms. If the patient is having pain that relieves by pressure - colocynth, mag phos
If the pain relieves by going flatus - lycopodium
If the pain is at lower abdomen and more on after noon hour - lycopodium
If there is pain after a hour of taking meal - Nux vom
If the pain with feling of heaviness of abdomen - Nux vom
If there is constipation with urging for stool but after bowel movement feeling like 'not clear' sensation - nux vom
If there is no urging for stool and much straing during stool - alumunia
If there is gurgling like sounds and bloated ness of stomach with sour taste or sour belching worse on after noon hour - lycopodium
So looking to all the symptoms and etiological factors the medicines are selected.
hope this will helpful for you
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
Functional Bowel Disorder.
1. you haven't mentioned about the symptoms which has occurred due to this disease.
2. Inflammation+ Infection is there, so is/are there any complaint(s) of rectal bleeding, abdominal infection,colon obstruction??
3. avoid fats, dairy products,cheese,caffeine,soda,fish,meat,chicken, fermented curd, fried and greasy food.
4. Take fiber rich diet:cabbage,carrots,turnip,spinach,garlic.
5. drink plenty of fluid (water+fruit juices)
6. you can take Flax seed oil and Aloe vera juice which have repairing and healing effect on digestive tract.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Neeraj Gupta's  Response
homeopathy could help u.if u give proper time /history of a classical doctor.who could reperterised your case?
o.k bye
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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