Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) Pictures Slideshow
Reviewed by Jay W. Marks, MD on Monday, September 19, 2011
A diverticulum is a small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon wall. More than one bulging sac is referred to as diverticula.
The muscular wall of the colon grows thicker with age, and this may reflect the increasing pressures required by the colon to eliminate feces.
A diet high in fiber helps prevent constipation and thus decrease the risk for diverticular disease.
Many patients do not require any special treatment as they have minimal or no symptoms of diverticular disease.
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