Mother of Kajol, diagnosed with diverticulitis, will undergo surgery

Bad news has alarmed the followers of the actress Kajol , after it was reavled that her mother Tanuja, also actress , was taken to the emergency room to be treated for a severe abdominal pain. This news comes two days after Veeru Devgan. 

After several exams, the artist was  diagnosed with diverticulitis,  and will soon undergo surgery.

diverticulitis is a common condition of the intestines and affects more than 1 million people in India every year. The Diverticulitis is an inflammation or infection of small pouches called diverticula develop along the walls of the intestines. 

These pockets can develop anywhere in the digestive tract, but are usually formed at the end of the two descending points located on the left side of the abdomen causing inflammation and pain.

Causes

The formation of these bags or sacs in the intestinal lining is called diverticulosis. It is found in more than half of Americans over 60. However, no one knows exactly what causes the formation of such bags.

Eating a diet low in fiber, composed mostly of processed foods, can be a cause. Constipation and hard stools are more likely to occur when not enough fiber is consumed. The effort with the stools increases the pressure in the colon or intestines, which can lead to the formation of these bags. 

Symptoms of diverticulitis

People who develop diverticulitis experience the following symptoms.

Severe and constant pain in the left side of the abdomen.

Nausea vomiting

Fever

Pain when urinating

Bleeding from the rectum

Blood in the stool

Frequent urination

How to prevent diverticulitis  

It can be prevented with the help of a good diet rich in fiber and balanced food. High-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, soften waste and help them get through the colon more quickly.

A diet for diverticulitis starts only with liquids for a few days. Some examples of products that are allowed in an absolute liquid diet are:

Broth

Fruit juices without pulp, for example, apple juice

Pieces of ice

Frozen popsicles without pieces or fruit pulp

Jelly

Water

Tea or coffee without cream

As you begin to feel better, your doctor may recommend that you gradually incorporate low-fiber foods. Some examples of foods with low fiber content are:

Cooked or canned fruits without peel or seeds

Cooked or canned vegetables, such as beans, carrots and potatoes (without shell)

Eggs, fish and poultry

Refined white bread

Juice of fruits and vegetables without pulp

Cereals with low fiber content

Milk, yogurt and cheese

White rice, pasta and noodles

Risks

The diverticulitis diet has few risks. However, following an absolute liquid diet for more than a few days can cause weakness and other complications, since it does not provide the necessary nutrients that the body needs. For this reason, your doctor will want you to return to a normal diet as soon as you can tolerate it.

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