Diverticulitis

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Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system, most often in the lower portion of the large intestine. After the age of 40 they are common, but rarely cause any problems. However, after the age of 60, they are found in more than half of all Americans.

Diverticulitis occurs when these small, bulging pouches that become inflamed or infected.

Causes:

Diets low in fiber, made up mostly of processed and/or refined foods may be a cause. Constipation and hard stools are more likely when diets lack beneficial amounts of fiber. Straining to pass stools increases the pressure in the colon or intestines, which may lead to Continue reading

Colic

Colic is a common condition occurring in babies ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months. Typically, the baby draws up their legs and tenses up their bellies and their faces turn red. It is marked by 2014-05-28 10.06.07periods of significant distress unrelated to diapers, temperature, hunger, or illness. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. During this time, often nothing you do to try to help your baby seems to bring relief. Continue reading