Our expert says:
In diverticulitis the little pouches or diverticles in the digestive tract become inflamed, while in Crohn's disease any part of the digestive tract can become highly inflamed and irritated. Of the two conditions, Crohn's is much more serious and requires surgery more often than diverticulitis. Because of the seriousness of your condition and your fistula, I would recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). To read more about these conditions click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then do Search with 'Diverticulitis' and 'Crohn's disease' as I have written articles on the dietary aspects of both conditions.
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