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Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix.
Your appendix is a small, closed tube that is about the size of
your finger. It attaches to the beginning of your large intestine,
where the small and large intestines meet and is a segment of the
It is open at the end
that connects to the large intestine and closed at the other end,
so material can move into and out of the appendix but it has
nowhere to go. The appendix can contract like the small intestine, and it also
has a secreting lining like the small intestine.
The Appendix Is Not Useless – it Incubates Probiotics.
For years the appendix was mostly thought to have no
purpose. Researchers at Duke University observed that
when the body was under attack by pathogens, the
appendix releases probiotic bacteria that would
perfectly counter the specific type of invaders.
Inflammation of the Appendix:
If the open end
of the appendix gets plugged for some reason -- either because of
swelling or because something from the large intestine gets stuck
in the opening -- the appendix will start to swell because of the
secretions from the lining.
The swelling shuts off the blood supply and bacteria invades. The
body responds to the invasion by mounting an attack on the
bacteria, and becomes inflamed. If not fixed, the appendix eventually
bursts, which can be fatal if untreated
Symptoms of Appendicitis:
symptoms of appendicitis are pain in the belly button area which will move to the right side of the lower abdomen.
The pain will start off like bad gas and then turn into
very severe pain.
There can also be low
grade fever, nausea and
sometimes even vomiting, loss of appetite and
constipation or diarrhea. Pain may be
present in the right side of the abdomen when the left
side is being pressed. Sneezing and coughing may
also be present.
people might not have all these symptoms and some
might not have any of them, but still have
If one suffers from appendicitis
pain one needs to do something about it immediately as the appendix will just burst within
in mind that appendicitis pain does not go away by
just swallowing pain killers.
Once, the prominent symptoms of appendicitis appear,
it takes around 24 to 48 hours for the spreading of
In case, the appendix bursts, it calls for
a medical emergency, as it cannot be treated through
natural remedies. A burst appendix will release pus and infectious
organisms into the abdominal cavity. Patient turns clammy and pale when the appendix
bursts and the pus is discharged into the
Medical Method: The surgical treatment for appendicitis consists of
a procedure called appendectomy. In uncomplicated
forms of appendicitis, appendectomy is referred to as
a fairly simple
surgical intervention. Most patients will fully
recover within a few weeks after the operation. If there
is no treatment for appendicitis,
the chances of recovery are considerably diminished
even when the surgery is done. Surgery, of
course, always has risks as you are cutting into the
body - trauma - and also using drugs which are more
trauma for the body.
Natural Remedies for Appendicitis
While this is a very painful condition, there are
several natural remedies. These remedies play a vital role in
preventing the progression of appendicitis from the very initial level. Here is the list of these
remedies, which are practiced by people across the
globe, to get rid of this situation:
1. Green Gram: One of the most
useful home remedies for appendicitis treatment is
in the form of green grams. You are advised to
consume one tablespoon of this at least 3 times a
day to see improvements in the disorder.
2. Vegetable Juices: The juices
extracted from a number of vegetables like beet
and cucumber serve as excellent remedies for
appendicitis. Also, carrot juice is included in
the list of treatments for curing this
problem. You may also consume all these juices in
a mixed proportion.
3. Ginger: The ginger in the form
of juice or raw slices is also helpful in the
treatment of appendicitis. You may consume ginger
in the form of slices, after storing it in the
bottle of rock salt for some time. This is
particularly beneficial in the case of vomiting
accompanied with appendicitis.
4. Gotu Kola: It is the Chinese
herbal treatment for appendicitis, lending a
helping hand in healing the wounds and repairing
the tissues. However, people suffering from
hypertension must not consume this herbal
5. Dandelion: The herbal product
with antioxidant qualities is dandelion, which
helps in the treatment of appendicitis. In case,
the patient also suffers from diabetes or any type
of kidney disorder, this herb must not be consumed
at any cost.
6. Agrimony: The herb called
agrimony is quite effective in the treatment of
appendicitis. It must be consumed in the form of
tea at regular intervals of two to three hours.
7. Buttermilk: Apart from treating
a number of disorders, buttermilk may also be
consumed to treat appendicitis on regular basis.
The patient must be given at least 1 liter of
buttermilk every day.
8. Fenugreek Seeds: This tea is
prepared by putting one tablespoon of the seeds in a
liter of cold water and allowing it to sunnier fur
half an hour over a low flame and then strained it. It
should be allowed to cool a little before being
Regular use of tea made from fenugreek seeds has
proved helpful in preventing the appendix from
becoming a dumping ground for excess mucus and
9. Avoiding Constipation: The
patient suffering from appendicitis must avoid the
existence of constipation, as it may lead to
further inflammation of the appendix. Thus, take
all measures to avoid constipation in the
10.Turmeric: The mixture of
turmeric and ginger must be consumed to reduce
pain as well as inflammation caused due to
appendicitis. This is an effective and easy to
employ remedy for appendicitis.
11. Basil: You may consume
decoction of basil to treat appendicitis,
especially if you have fever accompanied by
12. Mint: Every 3 to 4 hours drink
water with 2 to 3 drops of mint essence in it.
Massage your stomach with a mixture of 2 to 3 drops
of garlic oil and half a cup of Soya
Nevertheless, it’s very necessary to get
diagnosed, in case; the patient thinks he suffers from
appendicitis. Prompt treatment helps in reducing
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