Less common causes of spontaneous small-bowel perforations are foreign bodies, Crohn's disease, jejunal diverticulosis
, lymphoma, metastatic cancer and chemotherapy, Merkel's diverticulum, steroid ingestion, cocaine abuse, and infections (typhoid ulcers, intestinal tuberculosis, or parasites).
A small bowel follow-through showed significant small bowel diverticulosis
It prevents diverticulosis
and even cancer of the colon--but it does nothing for lowering the cholesterol level Water-soluble fiber, as found in oats and beans, is needed to lower cholesterol, and it also lessens some diabetics' insulin requirements--but it does nothing for constipation.
If you're looking for fiber--to cut your risk of heart disease, diverticulosis
, or constipation--you can't do better than wheat bran.
Cunliffe WJ, Anderson J: Case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome with associated jejunal diverticulosis
So there's nothing to keep that whole-grain fiber from cutting your risk of heart disease and stroke (not to mention diverticulosis
As we age, small pockets may balloon out from the bowel, giving rise to diverticulosis
Causes of Iron Deficiency Anemia Hiatal hernia Inflammatory bowel disease Esophageal varices Duodenitis Gastritis Intrahepatic bleeding Peptic ulcer disease Sprue (celiac disease) Diverticulosis
Gastroenteritis Hemorrhoids Atrophic gastritis with achlorhydria Cholelithiasis Malabsorption Intravascular hemolysis Genitourinary blood loss
Lack of fiber, [ILLUSTRATION studies, people lost vegetables, and OMITTED] more weight after fruits may raise 6--but not 12-- risk of heart months on Atkins disease, stroke, than on a typical cancer, diverticulosis
Much more important, though, is a condition called diverticulosis
, so common as to be viewed as part of normal ageing.
If nothing else, they should help reduce the risk of heart disease, diverticulosis
, and constipation.
As we age, small pockets of tissue may balloon out from the bowel, giving rise to the condition called diverticulosis
If left untreated, diverticulosis
causes serious complications in most patients.
What to do: It's still worth eating a diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber and low in saturated fat to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, diverticulosis
, and constipation.
Among them: a lower risk of other cancers, constipation, diverticulosis
, and possibly heart disease and diabetes.