What is Diverticultis? Have You Ever Experienced It?

We hear regularly from Tea friends (like Lorna above) about how the Tea has helped and healed their diverticulitis.  I needed to know more after all their stories, and thought you might as well.

The Mayo Clinic says that “Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the liningof your digestive system. They are found most often in the lower part of the large intestine(colon). Diverticula are common, especially after age 40.”

They are not a problem until one or more of the pouches become inflamed or infected.

How Do You Know If You Have It?

Most people with diverticulosis (less severe) have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they
are usually mild and innclude the following:

  • pain in the belly (abdomen),
  • bloating,
  • constipation sometimes alternating  with diarrhea), and
  • cramping.

Similar symptoms are seen in many different digestive disorders.  They do not necessarily mean that a person
has diverticulosis. If  you have these symptoms, you should see your doctor  …. and drink some tea regularly!

Diverticulitis (more severe) is a more serious condition and causes symptoms in most people with the condition
that include:

  • Pain in the abdomen, usually in the lower left side;
  • Bleeding: bright red or maroon blood may appear in the toilet, on the toilet paper, or in the stool.
    Bleeding is often mild and usually stops by itself; however, it can become severe;
  • Fever
  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Chills; and
  • Constipation (sometimes alternating diarrhea).

If diverticulitis is not treated promptly it can develop some very serious complications.
A complication is suggested by any of the following symptoms:

  • Worsening abdominal
  • Persistent fever;
  • Vomiting (no food or liquid can be tolerated);
  • Constipation for an extended period of time;
  • Burning or pain during urination; and
  • Bleeding from the rectum.

If an individual experienes repeated attacks of diverticulitis pain and inflammation, surgery may be necessary to remove the most affected part of the colon.  Sometimes there are complications when a pocket becomes infected and ruptures, allowing the poison to spread to other organs.

Well, NOT fun, even at the the less severe diverticulosois level! Needless to say, all we have to do is drink the Tea! Even a little bit taken regularly will help us prevent diverticulis and other colon problems.  Information like this makes me even more committed to drinking it regularly.