Appendicitis can be defined as the inflammation of 3.5 inch long tube of tissue extending from large intestine. This tube known as appendix is already in one's body, but the real function of this tube is unknown. A human can live better even without this tube of tissue.
In worldwide, every 15 in 100 may suffer from the problem of appendicitis. At its adverse cases appendix is removed from the body. If untreated this may burst and create infections in our body.
Causes of Appendicitis:
Many times the causes of appendicitis is unknown. Sometimes a single case of appendicitis may have more than one causes. The actual cause is obstruction of appendix tube. This blockage can be because of stool or feces, foreign body, worms, trauma or even cancer. Some infections can also be the cause of appendicitis. The appendix tube may start swelling as response to some infections, leading to appendicitis. These obstruction may help the bacteria to multiply and this may create pus in the tube. Filling up of pus in the tube may generate a painful pressure. This pressure can compress the local blood vessels in the area. The lack of blood flow will create gangrene.
Symptoms for Appendicitis:
People suffering from appendicitis may exhibit following symptoms;
- Severe pain in upper or lower abdomen, back or belly button
- Loss of appetite
- Fever at 99-102 degrees Fahrenheit
- Abdominal swelling
- Sudden pain in navel which gradually shifts to the lower right abdomen
- Painful urination
- Pain that get worsen when you cough, walk or make other movements
Treatment for Appendicitis:
The treatment for appendicitis is dependant on the severity of the cases. In certain cases which are not that serious, this can be cured with medications like antibiotics, painkillers and liquid diet. But in most cases which are very severe, it is urgent to adopt the surgical removal of appendix immediately, known as appendectomy. The symptoms of appendicitis should never be ignored because once the inflammation gets burst the pus will spread in the abdominal cavity leading to hazardous infections, getting you a medical emergency.
Prevention steps for Appendicitis:
Prevention of appendicitis through a defined method is not yet known. But its is less common in people who take high fibre in their diet. Maintaining a proper and healthy diet can help you keep the appendicitis away to an extend.
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