what is dimaticulitis?!
DIVERTICULITIS is when you have a weakening in the wall of the intestine which allows pockets to form, which in turn get's bacteria and fecal matter stuck in these pockets. This can in turn cause a greater chance for infection or blockage of the intestines as the area gets clogged up. When you are diagnosed with diverticulitis they may have you modify your diet to prevent some of the blockage. You prob. will have to have an colonoscopy (if you have not already) to see how bad the problem is. If you have infection present they will possibly put you on an antibiotic, and in some cases you may need surgery. It depends on the severity of the case. My grandmother had diverticulitis for years and as long as she watched what she ate she was okay. Though at times it would flare up and be quite painful. Your best bet is to ask a lot of questions to your doctor and to follow his/her advice exactly.
No such word. I checked in the dictionary. Modify your question by using one of the three following similar words:
I don't think that word exists. The only place I could find it on the Inet was at:
If you want to get regged at that forum to find out.
Do you mean diverticulitis?
I think you mean diverticulitis (colloq: diaticulitis).
Diverticulitis is a common disease of the bowel, in particular the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.
Like the previous resondants I do not believe that dimaticultis is an actual word or disease. The only place I have seen it was in conjunction with bowels and wondering if they had spelt it correctly.
I shall therefore assume they didnt and that you meant Diverticulitis which is a common disease of the bowel, in particular the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.
In complicated diverticulitis, bacteria may subsequently infect the outside of the colon if an inflamed diverticulum bursts open. If the infection spreads to the lining of the abdominal cavity, (peritoneum), this can cause a potentially fatal peritonitis. Sometimes inflamed diverticula can cause narrowing of the bowel, leading to an obstruction. Also the affected part of the colon could adhere to the bladder or other organ in the pelvic area, causing a fistula, or abnormal communication between the colon and an adjacent organ.
Diverticulitis most often affects middle-aged and elderly persons, though it can strike younger patients as well.
In Western countries, diverticular disease most commonly involves the sigmoid colon (95% of patients). The prevalence of diverticular disease has increased from an estimated 10% in the 1920s to between 35 and 50% by the late 1960s. 65% of those currently 85 years of age and older can be expected to have some form of diverticular disease of the colon. Less than 5% of those aged 40 years and younger may also be affected by diverticular disease.
Left-sided diverticular disease (involving the sigmoid colon) is most common in the West, while right-sided diverticular disease is more prevalent in Asia and Africa.
Among patients with diverticulosis, 10-25% patients will go on to develop diverticulitis within their lifetimes.
a nasty colon disease