NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Smoking and Diverticulitis
My wife has recently been diagnosed with diverticulitis and had some of the diverticuli / pollops removed through quarterization. After having given up smoking, she restarted about 8 months ago. At the age of 49, can you confirm that her continuing to smoke will pose an increased risk to her medical condition.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati