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You Report is suggestive of mild sigmoid diverticulosis
Diverticulosis of the colon affects nearly one-half of individuals older than age 60 years. Fortunately, only 20% of patients with diverticulosis develop symptomatic disease.
Asymptomatic diverticular disease
discovered on imaging studies or at the time of colonoscopy
is best managed by diet alterations. Patients should be instructed to eat a fiber-enriched diet that includes 30 g of fiber each day. Fiber softens the stool and helps prevent constipation
. It also can help decrease pressure in the colon and help prevent flare-ups of diverticulitis
High-fiber foods include:
Beans and legumes,Bran, whole wheat bread and whole grain cereals such as oatmeal
Brown and wild rice,Fruits such as apples, bananas and pears
Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, corn
Drink at least 8-10 cups of fluid daily. Fluid will help soften your stool. Exercise also promotes bowel movement and helps prevent constipation.
The incidence of complicated diverticular disease appears to be increased in people who smoke. Therefore avoid smoking
Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease with confirmation of inflammation and infection within the colon should be treated initially with antibiotics and bowel rest. Patients should remain on a limited diet until their pain resolves.
For long-term medical management of uncomplicated diverticular disease, rifaximin (a poorly absorbed broad-spectrum antibiotic), is associated with 30% less frequent recurrent symptoms from uncomplicated diverticular disease.
Furthermore, the use of probiotics has been shown to decrease the incidence of recurrent attacks.
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