DIVERTICULAR
DISEASE


 

DIVERTICULAR
DISEASE


DIVERTICULAR
DISEASE


DIVERTICULAR
DISEASE

DIVERTICULAR
DISEASE

Diverticulosis is a common condition in western countries in which outpouchings or pockets form on the wall of the colon. They are believed to form secondary to a lack of fiber in the diet, resulting in increased pressure within the colon. Diverticulosis is most common in the left colon but can occur anywhere in the intestine. The incidence of diverticular disease increases with age. Most people with diverticulosis remain asymptomatic. When an infection develops, this is called diverticulitis. Another common complication of diverticular disease is lower GI bleeding.

DIVERTICULAR DISEASE

Diverticulosis is a common condition in western countries in which outpouchings or pockets form on the wall of the colon. They are believed to form secondary to a lack of fiber in the diet, resulting in increased pressure within the colon. Diverticulosis is most common in the left colon but can occur anywhere in the intestine. The incidence of diverticular disease increases with age. Most people with diverticulosis remain asymptomatic. When an infection develops, this is called diverticulitis. Another common complication of diverticular disease is lower GI bleeding.