Diverticulitis

Diverticular disease is when small pouches form in the walls of the intestines.  If these pouches become inflamed, causing pain and a fever this condition is called diverticulitis.  When this occurs it can be necessary to follow a low residue diet until the inflammation settles down.  But you shouldn’t follow this limited diet forever!

A lot of myths still exist around stopping bouts of diverticulitis from occurring – many people still won’t eat seeds, nuts and grains for example, although we know this doesn’t make any difference to how many bouts of diverticulitis occur.

The good news is that there is evidence for strategies that can help in the management of diverticulitis.  Get in touch and we can work out the best diet to help you manage your diverticular disease.