When it comes to diverticulosis, there is no disagreement among natural health practitioners on how to treat it. What is diverticulosis you ask? It is a disease of the colon, or the large intestine. Diverticulosis is a result of small areas of the colon wall protruding out in-between the bands of muscle that encompasses the [...]
When it comes to diverticulosis, which is a disease of the colon, or large intestine, many healthcare experts agree on the most effective and all-important treatment.
Diverticulosis is a condition in which small sections of the colon wall protrude out between the bands of muscle that encircle the organ causing pouches the size of a pea called diverticula. What’s the best solution to treat this condition? Simply increase your intake of fiber.
You can find fiber (indigestible material) in plant foods that include vegetables, grains, beans, and fruits. These high fiber foods help the colon form large, soft stools. If you’re not getting enough fiber in your diet, the muscles in the colon will have to squeeze extra hard to excrete stools because they’re too small. This causes extremely high pressure in the intestine that over time will eventually create diverticula.
According to statistics, fifty percent of Americans between the ages of 60 and 80 have diverticulosis. Most of those people will never experience symptoms. However, some may experience excruciating cramps that develop in the lower left abdomen along with some bloating and constipation.
Natural and alternative remedies for diverticulosis are not that difficult. Increase the amount of fiber in your diet, which will help to lower internal pressure thus eliminating symptoms.