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Diverticular Disease

Dietetic Gut Clinic

Once you have been diagnosed with Diverticular Disease, your GP or Gastroenterologist may advise you to see a Gastrointestinal Dietitian at the Dietetic Gut Clinic. Management of Diverticular Disease is one of the services our team has been offering to patients in Perth since the launch of our Gut Clinic in Nedlands and Murdoch.

Diverticular Disease Diet

What is Diverticular Disease?

Diverticular Disease is when diverticula (small pockets) form in the wall of the gastrointestinal track (mostly large bowel). The cause of diverticular disease is not well understood, although genetics, diet, age-related changes and the gut micro-biome may play a role.

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Diverticular Disease Diet Nedlands and Murdoch

How is Diverticular Disease diagnosed?

Unless diverticula are acutely inflamed (i.e. diverticulitis), diverticula are usually found incidentally during colonoscopy, barium enema, MRI or abdominal CT. Diverticulitis is suspected in people with abdominal pain and a known history of diverticulosis.

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How can a Dietitian help?

Diet plays a key role in the management of Diverticular Disease. Some interventions that may be considered include:​​​

  • Change in dietary and lifestyle habits to promote a healthy weight

  • Modified fibre diet

  • Prebiotic and probiotic supplementation 

  • Limiting gut irritants 

  • Ensuring adequate vitamin D levels


Dietetic Gut Clinic

Why Dietetic Gut Clinic for Diverticular Disease?

The Dietetic Gut Clinic is a Perth based private practice with special focus on diet and gastrointestinal health and disease. 

We believe that Diverticular Disease is best managed by gastrointestinal dietitian with an interest in that field. 

At Dietetic Gut Clinic our mission is to empower and support our patients, to take charge of their digestive condition and health in order to optimise their quality of life. 

We have clinics both north and south of the river which means that we are able to accommodate patients across the Perth metropolitan area, in addition to also providing Telehealth services.

Our specialised Diverticular Disease Program, is a comprehensive personalised program, designed by our Gut Health Dietitian which includes specialised Diverticular Disease content, meal plan and recipes designed to optimise the management of your condition.



You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your dietary consultation. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must obtain a care plan from your GP. Medicare rebates can be processed in our office at the time of your consultation. Out of pocket expenses apply for dietitian consultations. 

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