Diagnosis and Treatment
When diverticular disease develops, a range of experiences can result. For some people, they may experience mild abdominal pain. Others might develop a severe infection which might require emergency surgery.
Diverticular disease is typically caused by increased pressure in the bowel, due to a diet that’s low in soluble fibre and fluids. There is no evidence that nuts or seeds increase your risk of developing diverticular disease.
If you are experiencing this condition and would like to know more about the relevant procedures at Coast Colorectal, you can visit our page on resection. You can also learn more about reducing your risk of developing diverticular disease by reading about looking after your bowel or our dietary advice.