What's the Difference Between Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis?

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You ever experienced bloating, or cramping, or constipation? They may think this goes in the territory as you age, but it could be a warning sign kind of a potentially deadly bulge in your bowel called Diverticulosis. Listen carefully over two thirds of you will develop this in your lifetime.

But today, I'm going to show you how to stop this from happening to you. I'm going to do it, thanks to Leslie who's joining me. How are you Leslie? I'm good, thank you. Thank you for joining us. So, if I could, we just back right now can I ask you some tough, a couple of questions? Anything you want to ask.

You can get constipated belly pain, gassy. Actually, I do not have a girlfriend who actually, not you [xx] Leslie. No, different a friend. A friend? Yes. Those can be signs of Diverticulosis. You've heard that term before? I've heard that term, she was actually diagnosed with. Oh! she was.

And what problem did she have? She couldn't go. Couldn't go? I mean, not ordinary couldn't go, extremely couldn't go. Okay. So, she went to see somebody? Yes doctor, they finally diagnosed her with Diverticulosis. Yes, that thing. But normally we diagnose it with colonoscopy. Have you ever heard colonoscopy? No.

Don't do it. I'm just going to point out that you actually have what I'm about to show you. So, you put these gloves on. What organ do you think I have here already for you? Let me go, and say a colon. You know what, that's very good. Now, that's a colon. This is a normal colon up here. You see how there's nothing spancy[sp?] going on there? You see where all these little red needles are? Yeah.

Those are examples of diverticulosis, I want to take that needle out there. You take a little probe there so that you can actually pull this a little bit. You see how there's holes in there guys, you all see that. Is that pretty clear? put that probe in there. That's nasty. Yes, nasty and you see how big it is? Yeah.

Now, imagine that you've eaten something that's become little pellets, and the constipated little poop, like bird pellets sneaks in there and begins to push its way in to this little holes. As the food gets stuck in, actually there's a little poop in there you can see that. Now, this person actually has that.

But imagine, if you had a little poop that goes in there and gets stuck in there. What could happen is because it's a weakened area, faeces can get trapped in there, and it will literally push through there and pop out the back. And when it pops out the back two things happens, you can have bleeding, or more importantly you can pop poop right out off the intestinal wall in to the free abdominal cavity, and that is a problem, you don't want that to happen to you.

You don't want to have cacophony round your belly. It's not good for you. When that happens it's called Diverticulitus, don't take it off yet, it's called Diverticulitis. And that's what that looks like. You see how I've got shrivels and beaten up. If I put this next to each other, you see how different they are.

This person had Diverticulitis. Many of you may have those holes already but you'll never get this problem, if you're thoughtful about diet. So, ideally I want to pay attention to one particular item in your diet to prevent this from happening to you. And it is fiber. What were you going to say? I wasn't going to say fiber.

What were you going to say? Fried foods. Fried foods. Well, fired food is on the inversified, but that must be an example. Do you know how to fry foods? Yes Dr. Hazard.Thank you for being honest. Give me an estimate of how much fiber you have in the fried food? Is there fiber in donuts? No.

I'm so happy you are here you know. It is so good to have you here. Alright, come over here. [xx] when you are [xx] to get those really body you put pressure on those little holes..