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ANSWER: If you've been diagnosed with diverticulosis, you have small pouches (or pockets), called diverticula, in your colon.
In studying the records of more than 47,000 men who were followed for more than 18 years, the researchers found no link between their intake of corn, nuts and popcorn and the development of uncomplicated diverticulosis or of diverticular bleeding.
These same steps may help prevent diverticulosis or stop it from progressing to diverticulitis.
A Diverticulosis develops in weak areas along the walls of the colon; it is characterized by tiny sacs--diverticula--that bulge through these weak spots.
It is mostly idiopathic; nevertheless, underplaying immunological anomalies have been recognized.2 Fifty percent of the patients have underlying systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, polyarthritis, diverticulosis, paraproteinaemia, myeloma, leukaemia, active chronic hepatitis, and Behcet syndrome.1 There are four known variants of pyoderma gangrenosum; ulcerative, pustular, bullous and superficial.3
Most people who have diverticulosis are unaware of the problem because it typically causes no symptoms--they only find out they have diverticula during a routine colonoscopy.
It has been suggested that most patients with diverticulosis remain asymptomatic and that 10-25% eventually develop diverticulitis [6,7].
McPartlin, "A case of enterolith small bowel obstruction and jejunal diverticulosis," World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.