Diverticulitis

INTRODUCTION

There is a famous quote if wealth is lost nothing is lost, but if health is lost something is lost. In 21 century we have all the luxuries in our life styles but we are lacking in good health. Health complications are at peak these days. Even we are not aware about many diseases. What is diverticulitis? If you have nausea, fever, bloating, loss of appetite, pain in the lower left side of abdomen then you may be sufferer of diverticulitis. Here we are discussing various aspect of this problem.

ABOUT DIVERTICULITIS

Diverticula are bulging pouches that can develop in lower part of large intestine (colon).These diverticula are usually formed after age of 40. Diverticulitis occurs when these bulging pouches get infected or inflamed. Mild cases of diverticulitis can be treated with healthy diet and proper rest but in severe cases doctor's advice is necessary.

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH DIVERTICULITIS

  • Bleeding – It has been observed that 15% of people who are suffering from diverticulitis may experience bleeding. Around 70-80% of cases bleeding is painless and resolves at its own. But in the case of excess bleeding, hospitalization and blood transfusion is mandatory.
  • Urinary problems - Diverticulitis may also lead to urinary problems like pain during urination and frequent urge of urination.
  • Abscess – Most common complication associated with diverticulitis is the formation of pus filled pouch (abscess) outside large intestine.
  • Fistula – Fistula is the associated with diverticulitis. Fistula is channel which is formed when infected tissues get healed up. Fistulas can become the passage for various microorganisms into other part of body and may trigger bladder infections such as cystitis.
  • Peritonitis – In very few cases infection of diverticulum may spread into lining of abdomen which is named as peritonitis. Peritonitis require immediate treatment because it can be life threatening.
  • Intestinal obstruction – Diverticulitis may also lead to intestinal obstruction. Due to the scarring, blockage in large intestine and colon may occur.

CAUSES ASSOCIATED WITH DIVERTICULITIS

  • Overweight
  • Smoking
  • Constipation
  • Use of certain medications like naproxen and ibuprofen.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

In Ayurveda cause of diverticulitis is the improper eating habits like lack of fibre rich diet or consuming high fat meals. Due to this there is the aggravation in vata and pitta dosha which results in the impairment of digestion. Improper digestion causes the constipation which results in muscles strain to pass the hard stool. Due to this, increased pressure in colon causes the colon to bulge out which results in diverticula. When diverticula becomes inflamed or infected it leads to diverticulitis.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR DIVERTICULITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies such as Digestion Support, Sanjivani Vati, Agnitundi Vati & Vatsakadi Churna for ayurvedic treatment of diverticulitis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

1. DIGESTION SUPPORT

Digestion support is a wonderful herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. Digestion support is the amazing blend of various herbs which are given below:-

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)

Benefits:-

This herbal product helps to balance the three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha thus quite effective to provide relief in diverticulitis. It also helps to clean the colon and remove all the wastes from body. It provides the relief from constipation thus helpful in the treatment of diverticulitis.

Dosage : 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. SANJIVANI VATI

Sanjivani vati as the name suggests "one that infuses life". This herbal product is the miraculous combination of various natural products and provides the relief in diverticulitis.

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amlaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vacha (Acorus calmus)
  • Guduchi herb (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shuddh bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium, purified)
  • Shuddh vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox, purified)

Benefits:-

Planet Ayurveda's Sanjivani vati consists various herbs which are beneficial to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with diverticulitis like nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and fever. Moreover it helps to reduce the complications due to the diverticulitis by keeping the large intestine free from harmful bacteria.

Dosage – Two tablets two times in a day after meals.

3. AGNITUNDI VATI

This herbal remedy for diverticulitis is quite effective and gives the satisfactory results in patients. Planet Ayurveda's Agnitundi vati is also an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below:-

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Triphala
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum)
  • Shunthi (Gingiber officinale)
  • Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)

Benefits:-

Agnitundi vati supports the good intestine health. It helps to balance the vata dosha thus is quite effective in the treatment of diverticulitis. This herbal formulation contains various herbs which help to resolve the constipation problem thus clean intestine and colon. This is excellent herbal remedy for weak intestines and trouble of gas formation.

Dosage – Two tablets two times in a day after meals.

4. VATSAKADI CHURNA

Vatsakadi churna is also an effective herbal product for treatment of diverticulum. This herbal formulation is the combination of various natural ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:-

  • Kutaz (Holarrhena antidyssentrica)
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)
  • Nagarmotha (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Anar (Punica granatum)
  • Choti elaichi (Eletteria cardomum)
  • Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans)

Benefits:-

This herbal remedy for diverticulitis is quite beneficial to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with this problem like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. It helps to resolve the constipation problem which is the major cause of diverticulitis.

Dosage – one teaspoonful twice in a day after meal with plain or lukewarm water.

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