Rediscover Digestive Comfort
Most people have had a stomach bug or food poisoning in the past. So if you start experiencing similar symptoms, you might assume they’ll just pass. If they don't, they could be signs of a more serious digestive disorder like diverticulitis. This involves the infection or inflammation of small pouches (called diverticula) along weak spots in your bowel, which can hurt and put a painful kink in your day.
At AdventHealth, we’re here to guide you back to comfort and wellness. The digestive-health specialists within our network of care are some of the best in the nation at helping prevent complications and caring for you with compassion. Trust us to heal your body, calm your mind, and help your spirits soar.
Digestive Disorder Care You Can Trust
- Diagnostic Tests for Diverticulosis
There’s no time in your life for digestive discomfort. So when bowel changes, vomiting, fever, or cramps don’t go away, trust AdventHealth to provide answers. Since diverticular-disease symptoms are similar to those of many other digestive disorders and diseases, we will perform comprehensive tests to make the most accurate diagnosis. These exams could include:
- Abdominal Ultrasounds
- Barium Enemas
- CT or CAT Scans
- Digital Rectal Examinations (DRE)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopies
- Stool Sample Examinations
- Types of Diverticular Diseases
As we age, our bodies change. Diverticulosis is a common part of aging and means diverticula have grown in the digestive system, usually the colon. In many cases, there are no symptoms and there’s no cause for concern. But if diverticula burst, it can lead to bowel inflammation and infection, causing diverticulitis and discomfort. At AdventHealth, we want to be proactive about your wellness, starting with making sure you understand what’s going on in your body. Different types of diverticular disease include:
- Diverticular Bleeding
- Diverticulosis of Colon
- Diverticulosis Sigmoid Colon
- Intestinal Diverticulitis
- Pancolonic Diverticulitis
- Sigmoid Diverticulosis
Whatever name we put to your condition, trust us to care for you with a personalized approach. We'll work with you to figure out the right diverticulitis treatments for your symptoms, your life, and your condition, giving you the best chance at digestive wellness.
- Diverticulitis Treatment and Preventive Measures
Put your digestive health in the hands of the compassionate care team at AdventHealth. The specialists within our network of care are among the best in the nation at caring for diverticular diseases. We’ll work with you to create a personalized care plan that caters to your needs. With treatments for diverticulosis, the goal is preventing complications, so we’ll start by empowering you to make lifestyle changes, like high-fiber diets, exercising, and drinking more water. If you need additional support, we can help care for you with a number of diverticulitis treatments tailored to you, including:
- Bed Rest
- High-Fiber Diet
- Liquid Diet
- Low-Residue Diet
- Medications for Infection and Inflammation
- Muscle Relaxers
- Pain Medication
- Surgery, Such As Bowel Resection or Colostomy
As part of our commitment to caring for the whole-person, we’ll make sure to nurture and nourish your mind and spirit as well as your body. You want a life of wellness and strength. We’ll work to get you there.