I did some research on the net to see if my recently diagnosed diverticulitis could be the result of several colonoscopies (which I've had in the last few years). During the cscopes, my GI took hundreds of tissue samples for biopsy.
Somewhere in one of the posts I found online, diver was mentioned as a possible side effect of colonoscopy. No kidding!
Anyway, my GI said I should eat lots of fruit and veggies to deal with the diver. I have followed his advice.
However, each night before bed, I mix some slippery elm powder into a few ounces of juice and drink it down. I believe this practice has helped me with both the UC (urgency) and in cleaning out the pouches in my colon.
So far, so good.
Here is some info that mentions slippery elm and other natural treatments. I also take L-glutamine in the am.
Diagnosed pancolitis 12/2003. Now left-side inflammation only.
Drugs: Colazal generic (balsalazide) and mesalamine enemas. Nexabiotic (21 Strain) probiotic, Starwest organic slippery elm powder, L-Glutamine, calcium, vit D3, fish oil, CoQ10.
Avoid dairy, most gluten products, gas-producing and processed foods.
"It's always something."
Rosanne Rosannadanna (Gilda Radner)
Post Edited (ItsAlwaysSomething) : 5/28/2014 4:01:46 PM (GMT-6)