What to do if you Suspect having Appendicitis

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Many people are reported to be suffering from appendicitis that attacks the appendix. The appendix is a tiny organ that lies just below the cecum. It gets its name from appendices, which is the literal meaning of its name. It is located near the cecum and in between them. In fact, it’s attached to the cecum by a short thin tube called the appendiceal artery.

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What causes Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a tiny, worm-shaped tube at the end of your large intestine that’s not very sturdy. Because this tissue is so delicate, appendicitis can often be difficult to diagnose.

In some cases, the inflammation may be mild and go away on its own; however, when it gets severe enough to threaten your life or make you unable to eat or drink normally, you need to Check-in with a general surgeon to remove the inflamed appendix.

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It can happen for a variety of reasons, from cancer to having an impacted bowel movement.

Treatment of appendicitis

When to treat appendicitis is often a question that comes up when you are having symptoms of appendicitis. When your appendix starts to swell and pain starts, it may be a clear sign that it needs to be removed.

 In most cases, appendixes are removed surgically, such as with an emergency appendectomy or laparoscopic surgery. However, not all people will have surgery if they have appendicitis. In a few cases, heavy dosages of antibiotics have also worked.

How much time does it take to recover from Appendicitis?

Most patients who also have a fever will require antibiotics as part of their treatment and they also need to eat as much food as they would want to because proper nutrition is necessary for recovery.

The recovery time could take two weeks or more depending on what type of surgery was performed, how bad the appendicitis is and how fast your body can heal. In cases where surgery is required and anaesthesia was administered, then it usually takes about 2-3 weeks before patients typically return to their regular activities, but some gentle movement can be undertaken within about twelve hours after the end of the operation.

Post-Surgery care 

  • After an appendectomy, you shouldn’t engage in any strenuous physical activity or home chores for at least 1 to 2 weeks, or as the surgeon may instruct.
  • Until the body has fully recovered, it is essential to have enough rest and sleep. Mild mobility workouts should also be done at the same time.
  • When rising from a seated or resting position, do it carefully and take tiny, deliberate steps. The best activity during the recuperation from an appendectomy is brief walks.
  • Following surgery, the patient is only permitted to consume electrolyte drinks for one day. Later, he or she should begin eating nutritious foods (including solid foods) and drinking plenty of water.
  • Alcohol and heavy foods that delay digestion are absolutely forbidden throughout the recuperation time
  • Finally, before returning to work or partaking in regular activities, visit a physician. Issues can be entirely prevented with the right medical attention.

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How do I know if I have suspected appendicitis?

There are common sign and symptoms of appendicitis that can help you know if you have the diseases or not.  You may experience:
  • Pain in your lower right belly or pain near your navel that moves lower.
  • Nausea and vomiting soon after belly pain begins.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Inability to pass gas.
  • Swollen belly.
  • Fever of 99-102 F
  • Abdominal pain or tenderness that hurts more when you cough, sneeze, inhale or move.
  • Constipation.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

if you Suspect having Appendicitis

If you suspect your abdominal pain and the signs and symptom of appendicitis shown above, you need to seek immediate medical attention by going to hospital for treatment. Typically, acute appendicitis is a severe and sudden condition, with symptoms usually developing over one or two days.  When left untreated, you can develop other related severe illnesses, which might lead to the risk of having your appendix burst a condition known as peritonitis.
If you suspect that you have appendicitis, you should avoid eating some food and being physically inactive. Basically, you should avoid;
  • Processed food,
  • Fried, and junk foods
  • Fatty food that can irritate the digestive system.
  • Avoid Alcohol as it can harm the liver and thus affects digestion.
  • You need to avoid red meat as it contains a lot of fat and is difficult to digest.
  • Also avoid sugary food items like cakes, pastries, etc.
It depend on the severity of your appendicitis or the stage, but basically an inflamed appendix sometimes gets better on its own. A new report suggests that trying  using intravenous antibiotics can help in reducing it or can make it to go away on its own. You can also go for  surgery, which might help solve the problem. Even though it might be spensive to undergo a surgery. 

Last Remark

It is very important to know the signs of this diseases and if you suspect that you have it, you need to seek immediate medical attention. Always seek medical advice from your doctor to help you before it is too late. 

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