Diverticulitis in Thibodaux, LA

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Diverticulitis is a condition that can occur after diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a gastrointestinal illness in which small sacs, called diverticula, bulge outside the intestinal lining. Once these sacs have appeared, they might become infected and start to swell. Diverticulitis develops when this infection or inflammation occurs. If you suffer from diverticulosis, it is essential to be under the observation of a GI provider. At Digestive Health Center, our providers offer specialized care for this GI condition. To find care for diverticulitis in Thibodaux, LA, please request a consultation with our team today.

Diverticulitis most commonly occurs when the diverticula rip and are susceptible to infection, swelling, or both. Some of the factors that put you at risk for diverticulitis are very similar to those linked with diverticulosis and can include:

  • Lack of exercise
  • Being a smoker
  • Certain medications – for example, anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen/Advil®
  • High-fat, low-fiber diets
  • Being overweight
  • Age

Ways to avoid diverticulitis include:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Maintaining a diet low in fat and high in fiber

Our GI providers can help you determine the cause of your condition and how to prevent it.

Symptoms will vary from person to person. The most common symptoms of diverticulitis can include:

  • Pain in the abdomen – typically constant and persistent for several days
  • Above normal body temperature
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdomen is sensitive to the touch
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

If you have constant, unexplained abdominal pain, or any combination of the symptoms listed above, it may be time to be seen by a gastroenterology specialist in Thibodaux, LA as soon as possible.

The treatments for diverticulitis will depend on how far your condition has progressed.  A few such treatments include:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Liquid diet
  • Draining of any abdominal abscess
  • Surgical intervention

Following your diagnosis, your Digestive Health Center provider will provide you with treatment options that are the most optimal for you.


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If you're looking for treatment for diverticulitis in Thibodaux, LA, or for information on how to prevent the condition, then trust the expert gastroenterology providers at your nearest Digestive Health Center. Our compassionate specialists work to provide a personalized, patient-centric experience that helps you live in optimal health. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect you have diverticulitis, contact a Digestive Health Center near you right away.

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