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Also known as: Pūtautau i te whēkau, Diverticulitis, Diverticulosis, Bowel pouches
Most people who have diverticulosis don’t present with any symptoms.
People who have diverticulitis, on the other hand, may have:
Anti-inflammatories, pain relief, anti-spasmodics, and antibiotics may be prescribed to someone with diverticulitis.
Increasing your fibre intake is a good way to slow down the development of diverticular disease.
Often diverticular disease can be managed by increasing fibre intake. Good examples of foods that contain fibre include:
It’s recommended that a person should eat at least five servings of fruit or vegetables a day.
Abdominal pain along with fever and chills could indicate diverticulitis. If you experience these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
Is there a cure for diverticular disease?
No, it’s one of those things that most people will get to some degree as they age. But only a small proportion of people will actually develop symptomatic diverticulitis.
Once you have diverticulitis, are you more likely to get it again?
Yes, unfortunately having had diverticulitis significantly increases the likelihood of you getting it again.