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What can raise your odds of getting diverticulitis?

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Things that raise you chances of getting diverticulitis include:

  1. Taking certain medicines, like ibuprofen, naproxen, and steroids
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Smoking

From: What Is Diverticulitis? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/15/2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Diverticulosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

Harvard Medical School: “Diverticular Disease of the Colon.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Diverticulitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Diverticulosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

Harvard Medical School: “Diverticular Disease of the Colon.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Diverticulitis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 15, 2019

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