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23 Mar 2007

diverticular colon
what is diverticular colon what is the cause what can i do to cure it i have a diverticular colon i am 64 years old please advise.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Ann
It is a condition where the inside of the colon have small weak spaces causing little "balloons" - see http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diverticulosis/
You can't cure it, you can just manage it as it is a structural defect.
Diet is very important and quick treatment is needed if you get any signs of infection.
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