Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks

Patients were interviewed by a research team in great detail about the symptoms they experience weeks, months or even years after an acute diverticulitis attack. Their striking findings add to growing evidence that, for some patients, diverticulitis goes beyond isolated attacks and can lead to a chronic condition that mimics irritable bowel syndrome. The researchers used those insights to develop a questionnaire to help doctors better assess the long-term impact of diverticulitis, which ultimately could lead to better understanding and management of the disease.
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Diverticulitis is one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders, primarily presenting in older adults [1 ⿿6]. Diverticulitis is a complication of diverticulosis, a condition defined by the presence of colonic diverticula, which are mucosal herniations in the muscle layer of the colon wall [7]. Diverticulosis can present itself as asymptomatic (AS) diverticular disease or as symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD). SUDD differs from AS in that the herniations are associated with persistent gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS) similar to that of irritable bowel syndrome, such as flatulence, pain, fa...
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This study aims to investigate the influence of BAHS and associated skin reactions around the implant. A total of 45 patients were prospectively followed from implantation up to at least 1 year. Swabs were obtained at baseline, 12 weeks follow-up and during cases of inflammation (Holgers score ≥2). The microbiota was assessed using IS-proTM, a bacterial profiling method based on the interspace region between the 16S–23S rRNA genes. Detection of operational taxonomic units, the Shannon Diversity Index, sample similarity analyses and Partial Least Squares Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA) were employed. Staphylococcus ...
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At least 50% of people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, actually have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO. If SIBO is not addressed directly, it can lead to numerous other health conditions such as fibromyalgia, diverticular disease, even colon cancer. Identify and confirm whether your IBS is really SIBO, then learn how to take action to correct it and be relieved of both IBS symptoms and the long-term consequences of SIBO. The post Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may not be what you thought appeared first on Dr. William Davis.
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Conclusions As the intestinal mucosa surface constitutes the major surface of the body which is in direct contact with the outer environment, intestinal immune homeostasis must be accurately regulated. The interplay between commensal microbiota, intestinal stromal cells, and the mucosal immune system components should guarantee the intestinal homeostasis to avoid a sustained inflammation that could induce tissue damage. However, several factors can lead to inflammation through homeostasis breakdown. Figure 1 summarizes the main points that have been reviewed here. We have described what it is known so far about the role o...
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(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that...
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