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Diverticulosis, one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, is non-inflammatory and often has no symptoms. However, it may give rise to the more serious disorder, diverticulitis, which is inflammatory. Diverticulosis is characterised by one-fourth to one inch diverticula (pouch-like Herniations that protrude through the muscular layer of the colon) formed in weakened sections of the colon wall. It is an increasingly common affliction for the elderly.
Treatment includes increasing dietary fibre, ingesting drugs to alter intestinal motility, taking bulk-producing laxatives, and using antibiotics for Inflammation. If complications (such as an Abscess) are found, surgery may be required.
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