Impacting millions of Americans—specifically, those over the age of 60—diverticulosis can easily develop into a more serious condition known as diverticulitis. NYBG Colorectal can help you find relief from this frustrating and painful issue.
Causes of Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is very similar to other inflammatory bowel diseases and issues that can impact the digestive tract, which is why it’s important to obtain an accurate diagnosis if you think you might be dealing with this issue. Diverticulitis and other colorectal issues can often share symptoms, so a professional exam is often the smartest and safest course of action. Some of the most common issues that can bring about diverticulitis include:
- A diet very low in fiber
- Lack of exercise
- Opiate or steroid use