NUR 1172 During a client’s recent colonoscopy, the health care provider found “pockets” in the colon

NUR 1172 During a client’s recent colonoscopy, the health care provider found “pockets” in the colon and diagnosed diverticular disease.  Based on the recent evidence, what dietary advice does the nurse give to the client?

Answer:

 

Diverticular disease is a common condition in which small pouches (diverticula) form in the colon. These pouches can become inflamed or infected, and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramps, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.

The nurse explains to the client that because diverticular disease can lead to diverticulitis (an infection of the colon), it’s important to avoid foods that may irritate the colon.  Foods such as nuts, seeds, popcorn, raw vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and dried fruits should be avoided until further notice.

The nurse also recommends staying hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day.

Question:

NUR 1172 During a client’s recent colonoscopy, the health care provider found “pockets” in the colon and diagnosed diverticular disease.  Based on the recent evidence, what dietary advice does the nurse give to the client?

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