Treatment for Diverticular
Treatment of this condition depends on the degree of symptoms of diverticulitis. Most mild cases can be treated at home with a balanced liquid diet and antibiotics for about a week. In most severe cases, the individual must be confined in the hospital. The intestine is allowed to rest for a while. With this, the individual should not consume or drink anything and allow doctors to conduct frequent observations. Fluids and antibiotics are administered through IV.
Major surgery may be needed if the intestine has blockages or abscesses. Some patients may require operation to cut the lower region of the bowel. Patients with more serious symptoms like abdominal pain, body temperature above 101° F (38. 3° C), unresponsive reaction to oral antibiotics, and new evidence of severe infections or complications, they should be admitted to the hospital. There will be given intravenous fluids and antibiotics, bed rest, and given nothing by lip until the symptoms subside.
About 20% of people who suffer from diverticulitis should expect operation because the condition does not heal. Primary intestine resection is the basic operation for patients with diverticulitis. The surgeon will remove the diseased region of your intestines and so reconnect the healthy segments of your colon. With this procedure it allows your intestines to go on a natural movement. Depending on the number of inflammations you may undergo laparoscopic operation. In most cases, doctors makes one long slit in your stomach, while laparoscopic operation is performed through three or four small incisions. Healing is faster and you can recuperate more rapidly with the laparoscopic operation. Unfortunately, it may not be an alternative for obese patients or severe inflamed colon condition. Bowel resection with colostomy may be needed if there’s no chance for your colon and rectum to be rejoined.
The doctor creates an opening in your abdominal wall during a colostomy. The untouched region of your colon is so connected to the stoma, and waste passes through the beginning into a suitcase. A colostomy may be short-lived or lasting. Several months subsequently - formerly the inflammation has healed - your surgeon may be capable to do a second procedure to reconnect your colon and rectum.
"About 10 percent of Americans over the age of 40 have diverticulosis. The condition becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over the age of 60 have diverticulosis."
A low-residue diet is recommended during the flare-up periods of diverticulitis to decrease bowel volume so that the infection can heal. An intake of less than 10 grams of fiber per day is generally considered a low residue diverticulitis diet. If you have been on a low-residue diet for an extended period of time, your doctor may recommend a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.