Diverticulitis in Northwest Arkansas

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Diverticulitis is a gastrointestinal disorder that may occur following diverticulosis. Diverticulosis refers to the development of tiny pouches or sacs called diverticula that protrude through the outside intestinal lining. After these pouches have developed, they can grow infected and become inflamed. Diverticulitis occurs when this infection or inflammation occurs. If you have diverticulosis, it is important to be under the care of a gastroenterologist. At GI Alliance of Arkansas, our providers offer individualized care for this condition. To receive help with diverticulitis in Arkansas, please request an appointment with a member of our team today.

Diverticulitis most often occurs in cases where the diverticula along the intestine rip, becoming vulnerable to inflammation, infection, or both. Diverticulosis and diverticulitis have several risk factors in common, including:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Age
  • Some medications (such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen/Advil®)
  • High-fat, low-fiber diets

Ways to avoid diverticulitis include:

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

You can partner with a gastroenterology specialist through GI Alliance of Arkansas to aid you in identifying the source of your problem and methods to prevent it.

The primary signs and symptoms of diverticulitis may encompass:

  • Abdominal pain — typically unceasing and persistent for multiple days
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdomen being sensitive to the touch
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

If you have constant, unexplained pain in your abdomen or any combination of the above symptoms, please request an appointment with your GI physician in Arkansas today.

The treatment plan for your diverticulitis may be dictated by the degree of your condition. Post-diagnosis, your physician will be able to pinpoint which treatments will be required. A few of these treatments include:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Diet of liquids only
  • Draining of any abdominal abscess
  • Surgical intervention

For more information regarding which treatment options might be optimal for your individual concerns, please request a consultation through GI Alliance of Arkansas to partner with an experienced gastroenterology doctor.

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If you are searching for a potential treatment plan for diverticulitis in Arkansas or have diverticulosis and want to safeguard your health, then trust the experienced GI doctors at GI Alliance of Arkansas. Our experienced providers aim to create a personalized, patient-centric experience that helps you live in optimal health. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with, or suspect, diverticulitis, reach out to GI Alliance of Arkansas today.

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