What is Diverticulitis?

The inflammation or infection of the diverticula, or abnormal sac-like protrusions seen along the large intestine or colon, is known as diverticulitis. A diverticulum’s small neck can quickly get clogged with faeces. This can result in bacterial infection, and tiny holes in the intestinal wall may form as a result. It’s also possible that related blood vessels can burst, resulting in rectal haemorrhage. Symptoms such as constipation, gas, and stomach discomfort are caused by the resulting disruptions in regular bowel movement. The spread of infections to other organs or along the lining of the abdomen wall can cause serious problems, including death.