Diverticular Disease | Emphasis on Diet/Nutrition

Diverticular Disease | Emphasis on Diet/Nutrition

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This video provides an overview of diverticular disease with an emphasis on diet/lifestyle recommendations.

You will learn about the 4 manifestations of diverticular disease: diverticulosis, acute uncomplicated diverticulitis, acute complicated diverticulitis, and diverticular hemorrhage.

You will also learn about the major causes of each one, and what we currently know about preventing and treating them with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle habits.

Here are links to 2 recent reviews on the topic that I used to guide my work: https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n72 and https://www.nature.com/articles/s41572-020-0153-5#


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📚 Chapters for this video:

0:00 What is diverticular disease?
0:33 Description of diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticular hemorrhage
3:19 Etiologies of diverticular disease and risk factors
8:15 Prevention of diverticular disease
11:25 Treatment of diverticular disease
15:59 Can patients eat nuts, seeds, corn, and popcorn with diverticular disease?
17:21 Summary of diet/lifestyle recommendations for diverticular disease


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  1. M A on April 3, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Great video and the summary was helpful as well. Good job 👏

  2. Lisa Holman on April 3, 2023 at 10:22 am

    I have the outstanding combination of diverticulitis and Hashimotos disease. Makes weight loss difficult, plus dealing with the horrible fatigue that loves to tag along.

  3. bonanzatime on April 3, 2023 at 10:22 am

    I have recently come down with this, and have been combing youtube for information on this. Maybe I have watched between 15 to 20 videos on this subject. So far This Video Is THE BEST one I have found on the subject. Very clear and concise👍👍👍👍👍👍

  4. Akhabue Frank on April 3, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Aquí estoy hoy saludable y feliz con mi encantadora familia nuevamente. Todo gracias al Dr. Obehi que encontré en YouTube a quien le pedí un medicamento a base de hierbas para mi herpes. Él es de hecho un gran sanador..

  5. MADUHU MASHINI on April 3, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Informative video. God bless u brother.

  6. Kbe123 on April 3, 2023 at 10:33 am

    LOVE YOUR VIDEOS!!! informative, thorough, easy to understand and remember, and overall perfect. Thank you!

  7. Bella Krinkle on April 3, 2023 at 10:40 am

    This is the most useful information on this topic; it relieves my concern, since I do not fall into any categories of concern. My only issue of concern is having CPTSD which maybe should be explored.

  8. Haresh Bakshi on April 3, 2023 at 10:41 am

    nice explanation with diagrams. Liked that. Thanks.

  9. Jean Lily Manwaring on April 3, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Unless one suffers with this disease, others have no idea of the pain it causes. Low fibre diet, high fibre diet, don’t eat this, don’t eat that – I’ve tried it all and nothing stops the dreadful cramps incurred by DD. My cramps/pain occur in the left and right side and in the lower abdomen, every day is hell for 4-5 hours after visiting the bathroom. ‘Experts’ ? I have no time for them !

  10. Maritza Perez on April 3, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Thank you very much it was a well explained video, bendiciones

  11. Odi Etamo on April 3, 2023 at 10:44 am

    No mention of antibiotics. Why? Doctors have put me on antibiotics three times in the last ten months, including now as I write this, to treat attacks of diverticulitis. Two more flare ups I’ve been able to treat without antibiotics. The first attack was the worst. Hospitalized for eight days. Perforation, abscess on bladder. INCREDIBLE PAIN! This is also the first video I’ve seen stating corticosteroids as a cause. If true, unfortunate for me since I’ve had to use a corticosteroid inhaler twice a day for the last fifteen years for chronic asthma. It has saved my life, I can’t do without it, but is it now causing a serious problem in itself?

  12. monica sunday on April 3, 2023 at 10:44 am

    I thought my body would never be the same again, but you fixed it. My heartiest gratitude to you Dr Igudia for helping me cure my type 2 diabetes successfully

  13. Steve Jonas on April 3, 2023 at 10:44 am

    That is an excellent and informative video. Thank you!

  14. Sarah Kona on April 3, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Thank you Dr uduehi on YouTube for being the
    reason why i am smiling today. Your herbal medication
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  15. Gina on April 3, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Another great video, love your content. Can you make one about protein recommendations in a non ICU clinical setting? There’s a confusing disconnect between textbook vs actual practice/clinical judgement and I’d love to hear your experience

  16. Clinical Nutrition University on April 3, 2023 at 10:49 am

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  17. Sarah Kona on April 3, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Thank you Dr uduehi on YouTube for being the
    reason why i am smiling today. Your herbal medication
    for Herpes is indeed an active one keep saying lives sir #druduehi
    #drsebivegan #drsebi #usa #herpes #hsv #hpv #stds #warts #genitalherpes #documentary #sebian #alkaline #alkalinereciples #alkalinevegan #alkalinediet #blackvegan #naturalremedies #holisticliving #plantbase #plantbasediet #alkalinefood #food #coldsores #greensmothiedrinks #herpescure #drsebicure #genitalwarts #herpessupport #herbalremedy #drsebigrandson.

  18. Daniel Naas on April 3, 2023 at 10:53 am

    SPOT ON BRO. SPOT ON. I have been astonished by the widespread continued advice from GI specialists that are based on just LOGICAL ASSUMPTIONS, same as the old nuts and seeds BS was based on. As a group, they are LAZY. They dont even listen to their own prof associations. Say all Diverticulitis is INFECTION. Sad.

  19. Della Simmons on April 3, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Thank. U. So. Going. Though. This. Now. I’m. Praying. I. Get. Better. 🙏

  20. Tort on April 3, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Your voice is hard to listen to

  21. Leo Gonzalez on April 3, 2023 at 11:01 am

    It be nice if there was a cure for this. It burns like hell and ruins my day.

  22. Shuaibu Yusuf on April 3, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Being recommended to Dr igho channel on YouTube was a blessing after a long time of suffering, i I’m absolutely delighted, that you cured my disease completely with your super herbs, it wad like a miracle, Dr igho you are indeed a Blessing to this Generation, God bless you

  23. martymar1977 on April 3, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Got diagnosed with this sorry ass disease two years ago! I have flare ups often, but what has helped quite a bit is taking Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root Capsules. Also, taking a peppermint capsule before each meal. Drinking Green Tea, Chamomile Tea and Hibiscus has done wonders for me. Mind you, I have to do this every single day. Considering surgery just so I don’t have to freaking suffer anymore! Doctors aren’t much of any help either. All they suggest is a diet that doesn’t work!

  24. Mary Dittmer on April 3, 2023 at 11:11 am

    I have never smoked. Have a very active life style and have always eaten a very nutritious and fiber rich diet. That being said, I have had two instances of acute diverticulitis. Each occurring at a time when I was consuming nuts, fresh tomatoes and fresh corn on a regular basis. I avoid nuts, seeds and corn and have had no further episodes of acute diverticulitis.

  25. Milton Herron on April 3, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Pistachios enflame me. So far almonds and corn not so much.