Diverticulosis in Arizona

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Diverticulosis is a condition where small pouches or sacs of your intestine bulge outward through weak parts in the outer lining of the colon. While these pouches, also called diverticula, can be present in any part of the intestines, they are more likely to be found on the left side of the colon, called the descending and sigmoid colon. This condition is typically begnin and does not usually cause any form of discomfort. However, should one of these pouches become inflamed, it can lead to diverticulitis. This is why it is important for patients with diverticulosis to be monitored by a GI specialist. You can locate a GI specialist through Arizona Digestive Health. We offer support for diverticulosis in Phoenix, AZ.

The exact cause of diverticulosis is as of yet unknown. Among physicians, it is suspected that these pouches pass through the outer wall of the colon when abnormal pressure is applied, such as from muscle spasms or from straining during a bowel movement. There does seem to be some strong correlation to family history, which suggests that diverticulosis could be an inherited condition. The primary risk factor for diverticulosis is age, as the chances of getting it increase after 40. Half of persons between the age of 60 - 80 have this condition and most persons over the age of 80 have this condition.

There are typically no symptoms of diverticulosis. If someone does present symptoms, they might be:

  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Constipation

Should you be experiencing any troubling symptoms related to your GI tract, contact your Arizona Digestive Health location right away.

The primary aim of treatment for diverticulosis is to avoid infection in the pouches. Some of these possible treatments include:

  • High-fiber diet
  • Fiber supplements
  • Probiotics

Some of the possible methods for preventing this condition include:

  • Losing weight if overweight
  • Avoiding red meat and foods high in fat
  • Quitting smoking
  • Avoiding using anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen
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If you or a loved one is at risk for diverticulosis and would like to prevent diverticulitis, it is crucial to get in touch with a GI expert in order to help monitor your condition. Our team at Arizona Digestive Health is partnered with the leading physician-led network of GI specialists in the nation. If you have symptoms or are at risk for diverticulosis, then contact our location in Phoenix, AZ right away to be evaluated by a board-certified gastroenterologist.

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It’s truly my 1st experience ever, as long as you follow the steps , pay close attention to what you’re supposed to do , YOU CAN insure a safe and speedy colonoscopy , with it being my 1st, Dr.V was very warm and compassionate, introduced himself as the chief physician who will be performing the procedure, explained everything clearly and his staff so gentle, walked me through the process completely, Afterwards, , Dr.V came to check on me post-op asked if I had any questions and just a nice human being over all. Granted , I was very scared out of my mind , not knowing what to expect; absolutely terrified , although colon cancer doesn’t run in our family… but there is always a first. I am glad to say , I don’t have to come back in another 10 yrs, but they encouraged me to take healthy steps for the next go around. And to think , when I was little , I thought Diverticulosis was a form of swimming style , I was 9yrs old at the time ,don’t judge me - lol Indeed made Dr. V laugh, Rest assured you will be in the best of hands coming here 🙏🏽 Cheers to Dr. V and to incorporating a high fiber diet

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