Appendicitis: Causes and Treatment

Since there is no a single answer what causes appendicitis, the treatment is limited to one and only solution: the appendix removal.

It is believed that appendicitis is caused by an infection of stomach that spread onto the appendix. It is also believed that some of the causes may be parasites and bacteria attacking the inside tissue of the appendix. Still there are no enough proofs to any of these claims so each of them remains only an assumption.

What is known is that appendicitis is not transmittable and doesn’t seem to be hereditary illness. It is also known that the appendix becomes inflamed and swollen; due to that the lumen pressure increases which leads to the small vessels thrombosis. The inside appendix walls start dying out and bacteria flows through them causing a rupture of the appendix, which may further lead to severe consequences like septicemia and even death in some cases.

When it comes to treatment, the whole thing is not that simple. The problem is that appendicitis can be only diagnosed after the symptoms had already occurred, so one must act quickly in order to avoid the rapture of the appendix. This actually means that there is only one way to solve the appendix problem: the surgical removal of the appendix as soon as possible.

The appendix surgery itself can be done in two ways depending on your surgeon’s choice.

The first method is to make three, five or six small incisions. The second method is to make just one larger cut. If the appendix is removed in time, there will be no complications for the patient and he will be released from hospital in relatively short time. But if there has been appendix bursting inside the  abdomen, the patient will have to stay hospitalized for a while. In this case the entire procedure will take more time.

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Appendicitis Surgery

Appendicitis is sometimes the only solution to the appendix problem. This surgical procedure can even save your life. Let us explain. Appendicitis can sometimes develop into severe condition, like ruptured appendicitis. This can be deadly if left untreated, so you need to know more about it. People are often scared when it comes to appendicitis surgery. Some of them just do not know enough about it and others are concerned about their life after the surgery. There is no reason to be worried about this. The only thing you should be worried are the appendicitis symptoms. Therefore, if you experience any of the symptoms of appendicitis, including severe pain in your lower abdomen, visit your doctor immediately.

Appendix Removal

Appendix removal is sometimes the only thing your doctor can do to solve your problem. You should not be very sorry about this, however, since appendix is an organ with no obvious function. Even today we are not quite sure about the exact function of appendix. Some doctors make jokes about the function of appendix, saying that its only function is to cause problems in your life. Some experts suggest that appendix should be removed right after a baby is born, believing that this will prevent problems in later life. Now, we know that appendicitis can even cause death. It leads us to conclusion that it is better not to have appendix than to die because of it. Appendix removal doesn’t really affect your life and general health because appendix doesn’t have any important functions. That is why you should not be worried about your life after the surgery.

Appendicitis actually means that your appendix is inflamed. This can result in many complications, especially if left untreated. Appendicitis surgery is called appendectomy. There are two methods: laparotomy and laparoscopic surgery. The difference between these two procedures is in the number of incisions and recovery time. The second one is more advanced, using small incisions. The recovery time is shorter than in the first method. An average recovery time is four to six weeks. During this period the patient is advised to stay in home and reduce physical activity.

Non-surgical treatment of appendicitis is also possible in certain cases. This is done when the patient is not well enough to have a surgery. This kind of treatment usually includes antibiotics. Diet is also very important. It should include foods that are low in fibers.

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