While it was rare before the 20th century, diverticular disease is now one of the most common health problems in the Western world. It’s a group of conditions that affect the digestive tract. Diverticulitis is the most serious type of diverticular disease
Formations called diverticula are key components of diverticulitis. Diverticula are pouches that occur along your digestive tract, most often in your colon (large intestine).
These pouches form— when weak spots in the intestinal wall balloon outward. When these pouches become inflamed, or bacteria gather in them and cause an infection, you have diverticulitis. Tune in FOR THE REST OF THE STORY