Did you know cancer is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States? Or that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S?
Diverticulitis is a condition where pouches (diverticula) from in the wall of the colon and become infected or inflamed causing pain. Doctors are still unsure about what causes Diverticulitis, however they do believe that low fiber diets may play a roll in in the cause. Without fiber to add bulk to the stool, the colon has to work harder than normal to push the stool forward. The pressure from this may cause pouches to form in weak spots along the colon.