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Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) Topic Guide

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis): Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the diverticula in the colon. This conditions is referred to as diverticulosis. Causes of diverticulosis (diverticulitis) include aging, a low fiber diet, frequent constipation and bowel straining. Symptoms of diverticulitis include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and cramping. Treatment generally requires a high fiber diet and frequent liquid hydration to prevent constipation. If complications occur with the disease or it becomes severe, surgery may be necessary.

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) Topic Guide - Visuals

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

chlordiazepoxide and clidinium Chlordiazepoxide And Clidinium

Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Chlordiazepoxide affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced...learn more »

dicyclomine Dicyclomine

Dicyclomine relieves spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines...learn more »

metronidazole Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain, and respiratory tract. Metroni...learn more »

cephalexin Cephalexin

Cephalexin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

ciprofloxacin (oral) Ciprofloxacin (oral)

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacte...learn more »