Appendicitis

Appendix is a small organ which is well connected to the intestine and is found on the lower side of the stomach. As such this organ does not bear any significant role in the digestive functions. When there is swelling in the appendix, this condition is called appendicitis. The affected individual will feel intense pain which usually begins as the abdominal pain and proceeds sharply with time. After some time, the person will feel intense sharp pain in the lower right side of the abdomen.

Generally men are more affected with appendicitis than women. As such there is no harm if one gets only bearable pain. However sometimes, the appendix may rupture due to severe inflammation which requires immediate medical intervention, failing which there may be serious consequences and even death. In some cases, the appendix may cause blood poisoning and may prove fatal.

The small pouch like portion of appendix has no viable function in our body but suddenly it may develop swelling and cause problem.

Symptoms :

The affected person will experience mild pain initially in the lower abdomen which frequently progresses with time. The pain may be felt sharper when the person tries to walk or make other movements of the body. For some individuals, the lower abdomen may become sensitive and he may not be able to pass gas anymore. Nausea, vomiting, absence of hunger drive are some of the other symptoms of appendicitis.

Causes :

Ulcer formation in the appendix portion is the main cause for appendicitis. Sometimes, the food products may enter the appendix thus blocking its passage giving rise to inflammation. The outer tissue or the wall of the appendix may get affected for various reasons developing swelling. Bacteria may attack appendix causing infection and ulcer. There may be some obstruction in the pathway of appendix which may cause ulcer.

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Treatment :

Many home remedies are available for treating appendix pain. Green gram, tea tree oil, cucumber juice, buttermilk, yogurt, carrot juice and turmeric are used for controlling the pain. However all the herbal products is used in treating from mild to moderate pain and not for intense sharp pain.

Some people recommend fasting for getting rid of appendicitis pain. Drinking lot of fluids will help to heal the inflammation around appendix. It is necessary that the patient suffering from appendicitis should not get constipation problem, since it gives more chance for the formation of ulcerous growth in appendix.

The doctor will examine the condition of the person through test and decide the course of treatment, depending on the intensity of the problem.

Removing appendix through surgery is called appendectomy and is the ideal way to treat intense appendicitis. Very often, the patient will recover from surgery fully in few days. However one should not delay in visiting the doctor if one has serious pain in abdomen, since there is chance for the appendix to get erupted inside.

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