Diverticulosis

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Last Updated: 06 May 2022

Diverticulosis happens when small, protruding sacs or bags base on the inner wall of the intestine. They might also occur in the jejunum in the small intestinal tract, although this is less common. Diverticulosis is less common in people age 40 and more youthful. About half of Americans over age 60 have this condition. For years, it was thought that eating a low-fiber diet plan might play a role. Not consuming enough fiber can cause irregularity. Stressing to pass feceses increases the pressure in the colon or intestinal tracts. This might cause the pouches to develop at weak places in the colon wall. Most people with diverticulosis have no symptoms. Pain and cramps in your stomach particularly in the left lower abdomen; Constipation; Bloating or gas; Not feeling hungry and not consuming; You may see small amounts of blood in your stools or on bathroom tissue. Seldom, more extreme bleeding might occur.

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