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What you need to know about diverticulosis – Associates in Gastroenterology

Diverticulosis – What You Need to Know
By William W. Lunt, MD, Associates in Gastroenterology, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Diverticulosis is an extremely common disorder with an increased prevalence as a person ages. At age 40 only 10% of Americans have diverticula, which increases to 40% by age 60 and finally up to 70% as people reach their 80s. Most individuals remain completely asymptomatic, never knowing they have diverticula. Of those with diverticula, only 25-30% will experience any complication, which manifests as either an infection or bleeding. […]