Many patients are frustrated with not getting the help they need in other clinics or on the internet and on social media. Patients choose to visit our clinic to find out what exact TYPE of Diverticular Disease they have and to receive treatment plans and advice according to up to date international treatment guidelines and that are tailor made to their specific needs and the exact TYPE of diverticular disease they have.
Treatment plans that adhere to up to date international guidelines on the investigations and treatments of the disease and which are made according to the TYPE of diverticular disease you have.
There are many reasons why you may choose to visit our clinic. However, we understand that the treatment of chronic diseases, such as Diverticular Disease, is most effectively provided in dedicated clinics by experts in that field of Medicine. Not in overcrowded clinics with rushed consultations by non- specialists in diverticular disease.
We will provide you with unhurried and thorough consultations based on the latest up to date, evidence based knowledge and treatments. In this way we will provide you with peace of mind and an ability for you to carry on with your life with confidence.
Diverticular disease is extremely common and generally increases with frequency with age. However, in certain areas of the World, it can affect younger adults more frequently. It also commonly affects young adults and children with Williams Syndrome. Its cause remains unknown.
Diverticular Disease is a group of conditions that affect the large intestine [colon] and which includes:
Asymptomatic diverticulosis: outpouching of colon mucosa on a background of neurological changes in the bowel wall, without symptoms.
Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease: outpouching of colon mucosa on a background of neurological changes in the bowel wall, with symptoms of an irritable colon. Symptoms may include constipation, diarrhoea / increased frequency of stools, bloating, abdominal pain and increased frequency of flatus. The clinical picture may overlap with but is distinct from those of irritable bowel syndrome. Advice on Diet, in particular on dietary fibre, is thought to be important, but is not the only aspect of treatment.
Complicated diverticular disease: outpouching of colon mucosa on a background of neurological changes in the bowel wall, with symptoms related to complications such as bleeding, inflammation [diverticulitis], constipation, bowel stricture [narrowing], fistula formation with other abdominal organs, bowel perforation and abscess formation. Many older female patients develop debilitating symptoms of faecal incontinence, coexisting with their diverticular symptoms.