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Diverticulitis (Inflamed Bowel Pouches) in the Elderly

What is diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is an inflammation of small, sac-like pouches (diverticuli) of the inner surface of the large intestine (colon). These pouches tend to develop with age and therefore this condition is mainly seen in the elderly. Mild cases usually can be easily treated with medication. More severe cases require hospitalization and, in some […]

Regular Bowel Habit Foods and Remedies for the Elderly

Regular Bowel Habit Foods and Remedies for the Elderly

Bowel habit varies from person to person but is considered normal if bowel movements are between 3 times a day to 3 times a week. Passing stool more than 3 times a day is known as diarrhea while less than 3 bowel movements in a week is said to be constipation. Both diarrhea and constipation […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly

Bowel disorders are more likely to arise in seniors but there is often confusion in differentiating between the various conditions affecting the bowels. A common diagnosis that does not identify any specific abnormality is irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. It is a term ascribed to certain symptoms affecting the gut when no disease can be […]


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