Answers to Common Digestive Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about digestive health.

What causes diverticulitis?

Dr. Abboud discusses causes of diverticulitis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


The exact cause of diverticulitis is not known, but it is believed the main cause is likely a low-fiber diet, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

There is a belief that people with diverticulitis should avoid eating seeds, nuts, popcorn, and more, but that is a misconception, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

Talk to your doctor for more information about causes of diverticulitis.

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Source: L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Rosanne Danielson, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Fayez Abboud, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine


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