- Diverticular Disease is a condition where small pouches form in the lining of the large bowel. These pouches can become inflamed resulting in symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and possibly blood or mucus in your stools; this is called diverticulitis.
- Unfortunately there is no clear cause for Diverticular Disease. However, research suggests that a high fibre diet may reduce the risk of a flare up by promoting regular bowel movements. Dietary recommendations will vary depending on if you are experincing an acute flare up or discussing the long term management of your condition.
- Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence that consuming nuts, seeds and corn will cause a flare up of Diverticular Disease. Our Dietitians can: • Help you to manage symptoms of diverticular disease • Assist you to meet your nutritional requirements both during a flare up and when your symptoms have settled • Provide you with suggestions on how to incorporate more fibre in your diet • Provide you with suggestions on how to reduce fibre in your diet, if necessary.