What are the differences between diverticulitis and diverticulosis?

What is the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis? Diverticulitis is a very common condition in people over 60 years of age, although lately there has been an incidence among young adults as well

Diverticulitis and diverticulosis but… what are diverticula?

Diverticula are small pouches that form along the intestinal wall, mainly in the descending part of the colon.

Not everyone has the symptoms of diverticulosis.

Only 1/5 of patients experience abdominal discomfort, bloating, pain and altered bowel habits.

What is diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is the inflammation of diverticula.

Again, the percentage of patients who have to be treated by surgery is very low.

Nutrition remains an important incidental factor.

It is also no longer true that it is necessary to eliminate the seeds present in fruit and vegetables from one’s diet; this is an old concept that has never been scientifically proven.

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