• Gastroenterology
  • Diverticulitis is an inflammation of small pouches in the walls of the colon and it has become one of the most common reasons for gastrointestinal hospital admission in the United States, costing an estimated $2 billion each year, researchers write in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. (reuters.com)
  • A 2009 study conducted by Harvard and University of Washington researchers and published in the journal "Gastroenterology" examined 47,228 males over 18 years and found a high correlation between obesity and diverticular bleeding, a complication of diverticulitis that may require surgery. (livestrong.com)
  • antibiotics
  • In the case of a diverticulitis flare, your doctor will determine whether you need treatment, such as with antibiotics, or even in some cases hospitalization. (zocdoc.com)
  • fiber
  • Patients with diverticulitis are encouraged to consume only clear liquids for the first few days of treatment and can gradually add low-fiber foods when sy. (reference.com)
  • As of 2015, the exact cause of diverticulitis disease is unknown, but eating foods low in fiber may contribute to its occurrence. (reference.com)
  • In its analysis, the study team focused on five lifestyle risk factors associated with diverticulitis: total red meat intake, dietary fiber intake, vigorous physical activity, smoking and body mass index (BMI, a measure of weight relative to height). (reuters.com)
  • Find out how to avoid diverticulitis, a condition with similar symptoms to appendicitis, by eating more fiber. (dmoztools.net)
  • Peritonitis
  • Approximately 15% of those with diverticular disease are symptomatic, and of that group 15% will develop significant complications such as perforation as stated in a paper titled Treatment of Perforated Diverticulitis with Generalized Peritonitis: Past, Present, and Future (Vermeulen, Lange 2010). (bartleby.com)
  • researchers
  • The researchers did not find a significant association between subjects who ingested more than 30 g alcohol per day and diverticulitis onset, compared to the subjects who abstained from alcohol altogether. (livestrong.com)
  • condition
  • Compared with men who met none of the low-risk lifestyle criteria, those with one low-risk lifestyle factor were 29 percent less likely to have diverticulitis, while men with two low-risk factors were 34 percent less likely to have the condition. (reuters.com)