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Viva Gastro is a place to share information/experiences and ask questions about diverticulitis, diverticulitis symptoms, diverticulitis treatment, diverticulosis/diverticulitis diet, recommended supplements, and diverticulitis causes.

About The Author

I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis at age 30, 20 years ago at the time of writing this. My family and I were returning from a trip, and I had a pain in the area between my privates and belly button. I figured I had pulled something moving luggage around, but that wasn't the case! After taking a nap, I awoke with a fever and more pain. I headed to the hospital that night, and after hours of testing, they said you have a disease in your colon, and then went on to try to explain what Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis is.​

The whole time they attempted to explain this to me, I was thinking, oh my, am I going to die? Is this a deadly disease? It was a moment I will remember for the rest of my life. At that point, this quest began to try to get more answers. I will share more of my journey in future posts, its a doozy!

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