We thought he might have had a serious colon condition called diverticulitis.
Irritation by the trapped feces may result in inflammation, pain and bleeding; this is known as acute diverticulitis.
It may indicate anything from mild gastritis, an ulcer, a bowel polyp, diverticulitis or more rarely cancer.
For example, it has been shown that a decreased risk of heart disease, certain cancers such as colon and breast, stroke, diverticulitis, cataracts, and macular degeneration are outcomes of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Fiber doesn't just play an essential role in preventing constipation, it also prevents bowel diseases such as diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and colon cancer.