What is Diverticular Disease?
Diverticular disease occurs when small pouches develop in the lining of the large bowel. If these pockets become inflamed or infected, this is known as diverticulitis. Symptoms can include altered bowel habits including diarrhoea and/or constipation, abdominal pain and bloating and bleeding.
How is it managed?
There is not one known clear cause of diverticular disease though it is known that a healthy diet with adequate fibre can help reduce the risk and thought to prevent flare ups from occurring.
Why see a Dietitian?
A dietitian can provide you with the right education, guidance and support in managing and preventing flare ups whilst also making sure your diet is nutritionally complete.