Appendicitis – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 by

Appendicitis is a blockage inside of the appendix, which is a small, tube-like organ attached to the first part of the large intestine which is placed in the lower right part of the abdomen, near the navel.

Appendicitis usually can first be felt with a pain in the middle of the tummy that rises and ebbs. After some hours, the pain goes to the lower right-hand side, where the appendix is usually located, and increasingly becomes more frequent and severe.

In England, around 40,000 people are sent to the hospital for being afflicted with appendicitis. If appendicitis is not treated, the appendix can burst and can cause infection to the abdomen, usually via the form of sepsis.

Appendicitis is usually caused by a blockage in the appendix. However, it can also be brought about by worms, tumors, enlarged lymphoid follicles, and trauma, among others. To be sure that what you have is appendicitis, your healthcare practitioner will conduct the following tests to rule out other possible diseases:

  • Abdominal imaging to find out if you have abscess
  • Chest x-ray to rule out right lower lobe pneumonia
  • Pelvic exams to make sure you are not having reproductive problems
  • Pregnancy tests to rule out the suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy
  • Urinalysis to make certain you don’t have urinary tract infection or kidney stone

Known side effects of appendicitis

Appendicitis is primarily characterized by stomach pain, although the pain can sometimes spread to the sides or the back. The pain becomes worse every time a person with appendicitis moves, walks, or even coughs. If you are experiencing unbearable pain along those areas for four consecutive hours, it might be wise to immediately consult your healthcare practitioner.

People with appendicitis also develop a fever; lose their appetite; feel nauseous; and experience sudden bouts of explosive vomiting.

Body systems harmed by appendicitis

Appendicitis is bad for the circulatory system. Appendicitis-afflicted people suffer from blood-flow problems, meaning, there is a possibility that the body is getting insufficient blood, thereby contributing to a dysfunction of the organs.

Appendicitis is bad for the excretory system. It can sometimes affect the frequency, the amount, and the conditions of urination.

Food items or nutrients that may prevent appendicitis

People with appendicitis are advised to ingest fruits like lime or apple, honey, milk, nuts, steamed vegetables, and sugarcane juice, among others.

Treatments, management plans for appendicitis

People who are suffering from appendicitis should undergo an operation called laparoscopy, which entails making many small cuts in your abdomen, through which surgical instruments are inserted.

Where to learn more

Summary

Appendicitis is bad for the circulatory and excretory systems.

Appendicitis is usually caused by a blockage in the appendix.

In England, around 40,000 people are sent to the hospital for being afflicted with appendicitis.

Sources include:

NHS.uk

MedLinePlus.gov

HealthLine.com

DietHealthClub.com



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