Diverticulitis

When small, bulging sacs develop along the inner lining of the intestine known as diverticulosis, become infected or inflamed, it is known as diverticulitis. Traditional medical care, when no complications are present, usually involves antibiotics. However, it is possible to have serious complications including perforation of the intestinal wall which would require immediate hospitalization and surgery. Pain usually occurs in the abdominal area, more often than not, on the left side. The question remains. Can anything be done to take a proactive role in offering the necessary nutritional support to the intestinal tract?

With any damage to the intestinal tract, proper nutrition is required, along with the necessary nutritional supplements, to support healing and proper growth of the intestinal wall. Testing to evaluate if the gastrointestinal tract has proper levels of “friendly” bacteria can be beneficial. It is also important to determine if any “unfriendly” bacteria, fungus, or parasites exist in the gastrointestinal tract. Nutritional support can be provided to create a healthier environment in the gastrointestinal tract by providing an environment for “friendly” bacteria to thrive and “unfriendly” bacteria, fungus, and parasites to diminish.

If you are looking for more information as to what options are available to you, call the office today to schedule your $27 screening. During the $27 screening you can go over your health history, review previous care, discuss the type of testing and care that may be best for you, and Dr. Picard will answer your questions so that you can decide if this approach is right for you.