Appendicitis

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appendicitis

What appendicitis is?

It is the inflammation of the appendix which results in abdominal pain with tenderness, nausea and vomiting and fever.

Which age group is more affected?

Mainly the middle age group of peoples is more affected.

Can we classify appendicitis into different types?

Appendicitis is divided into 3 types:

• Acute appendicitis

This type of appendicitis appears suddenly and causing severe pain.

This type of acute appendicitis mostly the surgical treatment is needed.

• Chronic appendicitis 

In this type, the long-standing inflammation of the appendix is occurring.

• Recurring appendicitis

In this type, the appendix gets inflamed and infected again and again.

What are the causes of appendicitis?

• Food waste also blocks the opening of the appendix.

• The hard piece of stool can block the opening of the appendix.

• Infection in the appendix.

• Enlarge lymphoid follicles.

• Obstruction due to:

-Worms

-Trauma

-Tumour


How to assured appendicitis through signs and symptoms?

• Pain that begins around the navel and often shifts to the lower right abdomen.

• Tenderness abdomen.

• Pain becomes worse on slightest motion.

• Nausea.

• Vomiting.

• Loss of appetite.

• Low-grade fever.

• Constipation.

• Inability to pass gas.

• Diarrhoea.

• Abdominal swelling.

What is the differential diagnosis of appendicitis?

• Cholecystitis

• Abdominal Abscess

• Diverticular Disease

• Gastroenteritis 

•Crohn Disease 

•Endometriosis

• Mesenteric Ischemia 

•Kidney stone

• Omental Torsion

• Mesenteric Lymphadenitis

• Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

• Inflammatory Bowel Disease

• Ovarian Cysts

• Ovarian Torsion

What examinations should be done to diagnose appendicitis?

• A physical exam to assess your pain.

• Blood test. High WBC count indicates infection.

• Urinalysis 

• X-ray abdomen

• CT scan.

• Ultrasound.

How to treat appendicitis?

• In the case of acute appendicitis surgery is required.

• Total removal of the appendix is an appendectomy.

Preoperative care:

• Administer IV fluids.

• Monitor vital signs.

• Avoid the hot application over the abdomen. Post-operative care:

• Proper rest.

• Pain relief medicines are given.

• Monitor all the vital signs.

• Change the wound dressing every 1-2 days.

What is the dietary management of appendicitis?

• A well-balanced diet with lots of fiber.

• Fruits, milk, fruit juices, green vegetables.

* Avoid:

• fried food,

• meat,

• white sugar,

• white flour,

• spices,

• refines cereals,

• canned foods,

• tea,

• coffee and alcohol.

How appendicitis can cause complications?

• Peritonitis

• Fever

• Perforation and subsequent abscess formation

Can homeopathy help in appendicitis?

Some of the homeopathic medicines which can help in this case.

• Belladonna

• Bryonia

• Rhus Toxicodendron

• Arsenic

• Merc cor

• Arnica

• Plumbum 

For more information, you can visit Wikipedia and eMedicine.

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