diverticular disease

Causes And Risk Factors Of Diverticular Disease

Causes And Risk Factors Of Diverticular Disease

By the age of 60 around 50% of Americans have or have had diverticulosis, which is simply the presence of pouches (diverticula) in the wall of the colon. Physicians aren’t sure exactly what causes diverticulosis, but there are some key risk factors of diverticulosis to be aware of.

Understanding the Stages of Diverticulitis

Understanding the Stages of Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a gastrointestinal condition that commonly affects people over the age of 40 and can cause severe abdominal pain and other unpleasant symptoms. Treatment for diverticulitis depends on what stage the condition is in, so it's important to learn more about the different treatment options.

4 Common Colon & Rectal Disorders

4 Common Colon & Rectal Disorders

While colon and rectal disorders aren’t usually a hot topic of conversation, gastrointestinal issues are more common than you may think. The symptoms for digestive conditions are broad and the severity ranges from mild discomfort to long-term health complications. Here are five common digestive conditions, their symptoms, treatments and what you should do if you suspect that you suffer from any of these.