These are the same as any other inflammatory bowel condition. Essentially it is a man made injury. Diverticulitis does not just occur naturally -as does diverticulosis which is a breakdown of the internal bowel tissue – this comes about mainly from aging. Diverticulitis occurs when there has been damage to the mucosal lining that protects the intestinal tissue from digestive acids and food passing by.
Anyone who has had a diverticulitis attack knows how painful they can be. Most will end up at the emergency room. The symptoms of diverticulitis develop when little pouches in the intestines which are called diverticula become infected or inflamed. When the presence of these pouches is chronic and not painful it is called diverticulosis.