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Is FODZYME safe for those with diverticular disease, such as diverticulosis or diverticulitis?Updated 14 days ago

Diverticular disease is a broad term to describe the presence of diverticula (small pouches) in the colon. Diverticulosis is often asymptomatic, though its prevalence does increase with age. Diverticulitis describes inflammation of the diverticula and includes symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. The cause of diverticular disease is not fully understood, though risk does seem to be associated with increased age, genetics, medications and various lifestyle factors. In particular, a low-fiber diet may increase risk for diverticulitis [1].

FODMAPs are not indicated in risk for diverticular disease and there is nothing to indicate FODZYME itself would increase risk for inflammation of the diverticula. If you have diverticular disease and do wish to trial FODZYME, we recommend starting with a small amount of a single FODMAP-containing trigger food to assess symptoms and learn your tolerance.

As a precaution, we always recommend also consulting with a healthcare provider before incorporating any new supplements into your daily routine.

  1. Böhm SK. Risk Factors for Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis, Diverticular Perforation, and Bleeding: A Plea for More Subtle History Taking. Viszeralmedizin. 2015;31(2):84-94. doi:10.1159/000381867

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