diverticulosis

do you want painful pouches?

what causes

"Doctors think diverticula form when high pressure inside the colon pushes against weak spots in the colon wall." forming painful pouches in the colon if inflamed is called diverticulosis

symptoms...

no symptoms

by years

diarrhea

abdomen cramping

no fever

Is diverticulitis hereditary? & Effects of alcohol and diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is not hereditary. In fact, it is an acquired disease. It is more prevalent in those who eat foods less in fiber and more of processed, high-fat foods. The possibility of developing diverticulitis increases with advanced age. However, if genetic factors are considered, it is observed that people with collagen disorders are more prone to developing diverticulitis.

Drinking alcohol can affect the condition and can aggravate the symptoms. Alcohol can increase the intensity and duration of diverticulitis attacks. Since alcohol may aggravate the inflammation in the gastric system, it results in increased pain and further complications. Additionally, alcohol can interfere with the action of medications and antibiotics. If you taking alcohol with medications, you may experience the symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea. So patients with active flare ups should strictly avoid alcohol.