How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Basu Your Own Question
Dr Basu
Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 28664
Experience:  MD
23744323
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Basu is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Help

Customer Question

help for diverticulus
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

What is your medical question?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Acute diverticulitis is caused by the bacterial infection of the colon pouches.

Sometimes,there can be perforation of the pouch causing peritonitis from spread of infection.

The root cause is bacterial infection.

This can come through food or water.

Sometimes,the bacteria in the colon may become aggressive as well.

Constipation,improper diet are common causes of diverticular disease.

These factors can be addressed by high fiber diet.

Stool softeners like metamucil, methyl cellulose can be used to ensure regular bowel movement.

Probiotics also help to promote good colon health.

Probiotics substitute the bad bacteria in the colon with friendly bacteria.

Culturelle 30 counts capsules twice daily will be great.

Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran.

Initially you should cook your vegetables well to make the fibers soluble for easy digestion.

Best wishes,

It was my pleasure to help you today.

If I have answered all your questions, Please rate myresponse Excellent (click on the 5th star).

Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!

This is the link to my profile:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/