One-third of Australians over the age of 45 have diverticular disease, with many unaware that they have the condition. When small pouches develop in the lining of the large bowel they are called diverticula. When these pockets become inflamed or infected, it is known as diverticulitis.
Symptoms can include attacks of:
- Diarrhoea and/or constipation
- Abdominal pain and bloating
These symptoms can be mild, lasting a few days or severe requiring hospital admission.
How our dietitians help with Diverticular Disease:
- Help you manage your symptoms during a flare-up where appropriate with a modified fibre approach
- Support you to implement dietary and lifestyle strategies to reduce the risk of future flare-ups