Need help about a disease.
- 0Apr 2, '13 by Beautiful Mind RN, BSNHello everyone:
I am studying GI disorders and one that comes up is called Diverticular Disease, which includes diverticulum, diverticulosis, and diverticulitis. I am having a hard time understanding what it is exactly. Can someone simplify it for me? Thank you in advance for any help.
P.S. This is not homework, just a need to know for my knowledge base.
- 2Apr 3, '13 by Sparrow91Diverticulum is a structure not a disease an here is a video that may help you understand the difference between Diverticulosis and Diveticulitis
Diverticular diseases -(Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis) in HD - YouTube
- 0Apr 5, '13 by JLV5646when i think of diverticulum i think of a pocket.... because that is what it is... it's a pocket in the intestines (like a cave)... when something irritates that cave it becomes aggravated and inflammed which will then cause the discomfort the patient displays. soo.... Diverticulosis = the cave
Diverticulitis = the inflammed cave