Were you looking for information about Diverticulitis? Divertikulitis is a common misspelling of diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis occurs when small pouches (diverticula) that bulge outward through weak spots in the colon become inflamed. Although the specific cause of this condition is not known, it is believed that these pouches form when pressure inside the colon builds, usually because of constipation. As a result, many healthcare providers believe that diverticulitis occurs when people consume a low-fiber diet. Fiber helps make stools soft and easy to pass, preventing constipation.
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