The question “is there a way to cure diverticulitis?” can supply people with a variety of responses. However, none of which can simply be answered by a yes or a no.
There are hundreds of remedies and so called cures for diverticulitis, but it is my belief after extensive research on this condition that the best way to cure diverticulitis is by the prevention of the disease that causes it, which is diverticulosis. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches also called diverticula on the outside of the colon.
Diverticulitis occurs if one of the diverticula becomes inflamed or infected. Many believe that the main cause of this disease is low fiber diets, but that has never been proven. It is well known to most, that fiber plays a big role in our digestive system. What many people don’t know, is there are a couple more factors of our digestive health that many overlook. Exercise and stress are also key factors to your digestive health.
When researching the possibility of a cure for anything its important to take a glance at the past and the appearance of the disease. Diverticulosis was first made aware of in the United States somewhere around the 1900’s. This also being the first time processed food was used in the United States. Is it possible that the processing of foods in developed countries plays a significant role in diverticulosis?
The answer is found in general statistic information about developed and non developed countries. It is almost too obvious to overlook, the progression and prominence of Diverticulosis over the years as food processing has become very prominent throughout developing countries. So is there a way to cure diverticulitis? If at one time in history, when people ate natural foods from the earth, before additives and processing, before manufacturing began to progress, people were living longer healthier lives, than the cure is simple right? Just go back to all natural foods with no additives, non-processed of course, plenty of fiber and there is the way to cure diverticulitis. Okay so we could say yes there is a cure! But all of this not as simple as it sounds now, is it?
For any disease that is potentially a result of what you are putting into your body, your exercise routine, or stress level then the cure is almost obvious. There is enough evidence to show that the risk of getting diverticulosis when eating properly, drinking plenty of water, exercising, and maintaining a healthy stress level alone drastically reduces the chances of ever getting the disease diverticulosis, than we could safely say yes it is possible. However, it isn’t as easy as it sounds, and if you have already developed the disease or have symptoms of diverticulitis such as severe pain or constipation you should seek a professional opinion.
Although it is not easy to do, you have to be honest with yourself about your lifestyle and take responsibilities for what you put into your body. Technology has provided us with useful information about what components our bodies need to be as healthy as possible. At the same time, Technology has also provided us with useful tools to mass produce food at lower cost and create additives to preserve food. Unfortunately, as much as the advantages of advanced technology have aided in health care, it is possible too, that it could contribute to the cause of many diseases known today. It is important to get regular checkups with your family doctor and discuss any health concerns you may have. The best cure for diverticulitis, as with any other disease, is prevention.