Appendicitis (or an inflammation of the appendix) is a very common and deadly disease. In this issue we will talk about its consequences and causes.
Every year at least one and a half million people worldwide have problems with the appendix, and its removal is the most popular emergency surgery in the world. Appendicitis is rather Insidious and can appear at any age, in both young and old people, but in most cases it occurs between the ages of 15 and 35 years. It is important to note that, although it’s more common in women, men are the ones who more often have serious complications that can become deadly.
The main symptom of an inflammation of the appendix is a sharp pain in the right lower part of the abdomen. Soon after that a fever, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting begins. Another symptom may be a tumor formation in the abdominal cavity, as well as severe pain that increases during the movement or deep breaths, which will only increase over the next few hours. This is the very critical moment when it’s extremely important to immediately call the ambulance. Otherwise, the appendix can become inoperable and there may be lethal consequences.
If we speak about the causes of appendicitis, those are many. They can be chronic constipation or bowel diseases that poison your body, or even abdominal injuries, genetic features of your appendix or various cerebrovascular disorders. Among other causes that we must also bear in mind are infectious diseases that threaten the mucous membrane of this organ and, of course, the malnutrition with low vegetable intake, since the plant fiber is essential for the proper functioning of body organs.
In conclusion, it would be important to mention that the appendix plays an essential role in the human body. It simulates the function of your intestinal microflora and protects your body against accumulation of lymphoid tissue. However, if the appendix become inflamed, it is better to be removed or treated with antibiotics, which are especially effective for the treatment in children under the age of 15.