Diverticulitis is the inflammation of diverticula, which are bulging pouches that form along the large intestine, most commonly in the sigmoid colon. Diverticulitis occurs when feces or partially digested food block the opening of the diverticula. One of the main causes of this disease is thought to be a lack of dietary fiber.
Important Distinctions of Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis Inflammation and infection of one more diverticula. Diverticulosis is the presence of tiny bulges or pouches (diverticula) in the colon.
Top 4 Signs and Symptoms of Diverticulitis:
1) Nausea & Vomiting
2) Fever & Chills
3) Left Lower Quadrant Pain
4) Constipation & Diarrhea
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