Many people have small pouches in their colon (large intestine) that bulge outward creating what is called a diverticulum. This condition is also known as "diverticulosis."
According to Cleveland Clinic, 10% of the population in the western world and over age 40 has diverticulosis and it is seen in 50% of people over age 60.
When these pouches become infected or inflamed it is called "diverticulitis" as anything that ends in "-itis" means inflammatory diseases. This condition happens in 10 to 25 percent of people with diverticulosis. You can read more in my other posts.
This condition known as "diverticulosis" causes bleeding. Not when these pouches become infected or inflamed. That is called "diverticulitis."
It is the most common cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
It is uncommon before 60 years of age. It is most common after age 70.
Regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs doubles the risk
Not enough exercise
Diet high in fat and red meat
A blood test may be performed that checks for signs of infection and high white blood cell count.
A stool sample may be taken for abnormal bacteria or parasites in the stool.
Your colon may be cleaned out of all stool and blood with a colonoscopy prep.
Your doctor may consider ordering a CT angiography or an embolization to stop the bleeding.
You may go on a clear diet, be placed on bed rest, and be under "observation."
That depends if there was a colonoscopy completed in the recent past.
Also, the clinical presentation would determine if the lower gastrointestinal bleeding makes it a "high-risk" diverticular bleed.
High-risk patients are those most likely to have poor outcomes—such as those with "unstable vital signs, hematocrit below 35%, age over 60 years, and comorbidities." These high-risk patients should undergo colonoscopy within 24 hours.
Guidelines from the American Gastroenterological Association on diverticulitis recommend colonoscopy six to eight weeks after diagnosis.
Los divertículos son pequeñas bolsas que se abultan en el colon o en el intestino grueso. Si tiene estas bolsas, usted tiene una afección llamada diverticulosis.
El síntoma más común es el dolor abdominal, generalmente en el lado izquierdo. También puede sentir fiebre, náusea, vómitos, escalofríos, cólicos y estreñimiento. En los casos más graves, la diverticulitis puede causar sangrado, desgarres u obstrucciones.
Tienes mas de 40 años
Obesida o sobrepeso
Dieta baja en fibra
Medicamentos anti-inflamtorios esteroides o opioides.
Consume mucha grasa o carne roja.
Examen de sangre (examen fisico)
Colonscopia (consulte con su medico)
There is no magic formula for long-term, sustainable weight loss.
Balance. Portion control. Keep nutrition simple. Eat Smart. Eat Healthy.