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NUTRITION and GI DISORDERS

DIVERTICULOSIS

Result of rising pressure in the colon, believed to be caused by low-fiber diet and constipation

DIVERTICULITIS

Infected or inflamed diverticulum (fecal matter or bacteria gets trapped)

May experience abdominal pain, indigestion, fever

Diverticulum may rupture causing infection, or can form scar tissue and create an obstruction

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