Surgery For Diverticulitis in San Diego
Diverticula are small pouches that can form in the walls of your colon, the lower part of your large intestine. Sometimes, these diverticula become inflamed or infected leading to a condition known as diverticulitis. It is a common condition, especially after age 40, and seldom causes problems.
The exact cause of diverticulitis is unknown, but one cause that it’s attributed to may occur when stool lodges in the openings of diverticula, prompting the pouches to swell. Swelling can make the wall of the pouch thinner, allowing bacteria from the bowel to infect the lining of the cells.
Symptoms of Diverticulitis
- Nausea & Vomiting
- Abdominal Tenderness
- Constipation or Diarrhea
These factors increase your risk of developing diverticulitis:
- Lack of Exercise
- Low Fiber
- Certain Medications