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Diverticulitis

What is Diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is an inflammation of one or more diverticulum, which are pockets that form in the smooth wall of the intestine. The reason that diverticulitis develops has not been entirely confirmed, but it is…

Diverticular Disease Treatment

How to treat uncomplicated DD? (Not Diverticulitis) When it comes to Diverticulitis Disease treatment, most doctors will advise patients to increase their fibre intake; this is not recommended if there is inflammation in the

Damascus Patient Study Day

Are you affected by diverticulitis? Would you be interested in helping to shape the treatment and support that is available for those who have diverticulitis? The DAMASCUS study aims at improving the outcomes for those who suffer

Your Guide To Misdiagnosis Of Bowel Conditions

Being diagnosed with a bowel condition is a life-changing experience, and most are simply relieved to have a diagnosis and a direction to follow for treatment. But what if you’re several months or years down the line with treatment and…

Stoma Surgery

What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of…

Diverticular Disease (DD)

What is Diverticular Disease? Diverticular Disease - also known as DD -  is the name given to small pouches (sacs) known as diverticula, that protrude outwards from the wall of the large intestine. Each diverticulum consists of a small…