“A couple of days of fasting and then you will be able to resume your normal diet. Maybe poor in waste and with more liquids. But after a few days you can start eating again, perhaps following the Mediterranean diet which is the best choice. Convalescence? , 30 days and will be able to return to normal work “. In the meantime, however, “it is better to trace this period in the hills without too much stress”. This was stated at Adnkronos Salute by Maurizio Vecchi, member of the Italian Group for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Ig-Ibd, who takes stock of what Pope Francis’ course will be operated on yesterday at the Policlinico Gemelli of Rome for symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon. “Only 10% of patients with diverticulitis, at the root of the problem for which the Pope was operated on, arrive at the surgery. So they probably have had more episodes of inflammation over the years”, speculates the specialist. aims to restore the proper functioning of the intestine – continues Vecchi, full professor and director of the School of Specialization in Diseases of the Digestive System, University of Milan – A diet free of waste and rich in liquids, in the very first days, it serves to give the time and the way, given that a rhinastomosis has been made, to have the two parts welded well after the resection. Today and tomorrow maybe the Pope will not eat – continues the expert – but after a few days you can eat . This is also because we do not yet know well and with certainty how diverticula form, that is, there is no diet that prevents them. The trait that is usually stenosed is the sigma, a point where the pre greater pressure and problems with the mucosa are created, usually once this part is removed the problem is solved “. Pope Bergoglio “is an elderly patient but in good shape – concludes Vecchi – We will need a quiet convalescence, some check-ups by the surgeon in a few days to see how he is, but in a month he should return to normal daily activities”.
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