September 3, 2013 9:32 AM

High-fiber diet can help diverticulosis symptoms

The colon, or large intestine, is where fibers and digested food are turned into stools. It has numerous sections, including the ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, rectum and anus. Over time, small pouches called diverticula can develop in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, especially on the left side of the large intestine, or descending and sigmoid colon. The condition of having these sacs in the colon is called diverticulosis.

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