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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)

Diverticulitis Follow-Up

Eating a high-fiber diet will not only decrease a person's chance of getting diverticulitis; it will benefit health in other ways such as by lowering the risk of colon cancer and possibly heart disease.

In a significant number of people, diverticulitis recurs after it has been treated. The second episode may be worse than the first. See a health care practitioner at the first sign of recurring symptoms.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014

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Diverticula are small mucosal herniations protruding through the intestinal layers and the smooth muscle along the natural openings created by the vasa recta or nutrient vessels in the wall of the colon.

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