More on Diverticulitis

According to the website, people that suffer from Diverticulitis may suffer from mild cramps and belly pain. If so, they suggest the following:
• Use a heating pad, set on low, on your belly.
• Relax. For example, try meditation or slow, deep breathing in a quiet room.
• Take medicine, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, for example).
If nothing seems to relieve the pain, your doctor may suggest surgery. This would also be true if the problems are long-lasting (or chronic) pain, a bowel obstruction, a fistula, or a pocket of infection (abscess).
Again, the very best way to prevent diverticulitis or to minimize the symptoms is to ensure that your client drinks plenty of water, exercises regularly, and most importantly, eats a diet high in fiber! As an elderly caregiver you can help this situation by feeding your clients whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies. By preparing this diet, you are displaying to your clients that With Age Comes Respect.
High fiber diets are important for all people, but most especially for someone suffering from diverticulitis or diverticulosis. By realizing the essentials (or even just the bare minimum – a place to start), caregivers can improve themselves each and every day.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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