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Diverticulitis Overview of the Health Problem DIVERTICULAR DISEASES Diverticulosis Asymptomatic Diverticulosis Symptomatic Diverticulosis • Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease (SUDD) • Segmental Colitis Associated with Diverticulosis (SCAD) • Diverticulitis Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease (SUDD) & Segmental Colitis Associated with Diverticulosis (SCAD) SUDD • This is defined as chronic diverticulosis with chronic abdominal pain BUT without fever or inflammation • This disease is often confused with irritable bowel syndrome. SCAD • Inflammation primarily around the colon • Commonly found in males over the age of 50 years old • No treatment needed DIVERTICULITIS Two Categories Uncomplicated Diverticulitis Complicated Diverticulitis This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA Anatomy Pathophysiology  Diverticula form through weakened GI lining  Increased Pressure continues to affect the diverticula resulting in erosion  The erosion causes inflammation leading to diverticulitis Etiology and Epidemiology Etiology • Risk Factors • Diet • Low Fiber, High Fat, Red Meats • Smoking • Obesity • NSAID, steroid, and opiate use Epidemiology • Diverticulosis is common in about 60% of people OVER 60 years old • Diverticulitis is the MOST common complication of diverticulosis • It occurs EQUALLY in both men and female Signs and symptoms  Common Symptoms  Severe Symptoms  ...
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