Were you looking for information about Diverticulosis? Diverticulosus is a common misspelling of diverticulosis.
Over half of all people over the age of 60 may have a condition known as diverticulosis. Although the exact cause of this condition is unknown, many healthcare providers believe it is linked to a low-fiber diet. A lack of fiber can lead to constipation, which causes increased pressure on the colon. It is believed that this pressure causes diverticulosis, a condition in which small pouches form in weak spots of the colon. If these pouches become infected or inflamed, it causes a condition known as diverticulitis.
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