Diverticulitis in Dallas, TX

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Diverticulitis is the name given to a GI condition that can occur in the wake of diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a GI illness in which tiny sacs called diverticula bulge out to the outer intestinal lining. Once these sacs have formed, they can become infected and inflamed. Diverticulitis arises when this infection or swelling occurs. If you have diverticulosis, it is important to be under the care of a gastroenterologist. At Digestive Health Associates of Texas, our providers offer individualized care for this concern. To get help with diverticulitis in Dallas, TX, please request a consultation with a provider at a location near you today.

Diverticulitis typically occurs in instances where the diverticula rip and are susceptible to becoming inflamed, infected, or both. A few of the risk factors associated with diverticulitis are similar to the risk factors connected with diverticulosis and can encompass:

  • Being a smoker
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Certain medications – such as anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen/Advil®
  • Low-fiber, high-fat diets
  • Being overweight
  • Age

Ways to avoid diverticulitis include:

  • Drinking enough water
  • Regular exercise
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet

If you are experiencing any concerning GI symptoms possibly relating to diverticulitis in Dallas, TX, connect with a gastroenterology provider at your local Digestive Health Associates of Texas to help you determine the source of your illness and how to prevent it.

The leading symptoms of diverticulitis could include:

  • Pain in the abdomen – usually constant and persistent for multiple days
  • Above normal body temperature
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdomen being painful to the touch
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

Should you notice constant, unexplained pain in your abdomen, or any combination of the above symptoms, we encourage you to request a consultation with a GI specialist from Digestive Health Associates of Texas at a Dallas, TX location near you today.

The treatments for diverticulitis can be dictated by the severity of the illness. Following your diagnosis, your provider will be able to pinpoint which treatments will be necessary for you. Some of these treatments include:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Diet of liquids only
  • Draining of any abdominal abscess
  • Surgery

For more information regarding which treatments might best assist with your individual condition, please visit a Digestive Health Associates of Texas near you to consult with an expert gastroenterology specialist in the Dallas, TX area.

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If you're looking for a potential treatment for diverticulitis in Dallas, TX, or would like to prevent the illness, then put your trust in the experienced gastroenterologists at Digestive Health Associates of Texas. Our compassionate providers aim to develop a personalized, patient-centered experience that can help you achieve optimal health. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with, or suspects, diverticulitis, do not wait. Contact your local Digestive Health Associates of Texas provider right away and get the expert help you have been searching for.

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