Were you looking for information about Diverticulitis? Diverticulits is a common misspelling of diverticulitis.
When small, abnormal pouches that form in the colon (diverticula) become inflamed, it causes a condition known as diverticulitis. Although it is not exactly known what causes this condition, many healthcare providers believe it is linked to a low-fiber diet. Because constipation makes the muscles strain to move stool that is too hard, it causes an increase of pressure on the colon. This pressure may be the cause of the pouches that form in the colon. It is also believed that the infection occurs when stool or bacteria are caught in these diverticula.
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