Home Medications and Treatments for Appendix and Appendicitis
The appendix is a tubular organ connected to the large intestine. It has no known function and is considered the vestigial survival of a former digestive process.
Inflammation (Appendicitis)of the appendix presents itself in acute and chronic forms and affects both the sexes equally. Appendicitis accounts for about half the acute abdominal emergencies occurring between the ages of ten and thirty. The appendix is an 8-10 centimeter long, finger-shaped pouch attached to the large intestine.
Appendicitis usually begins with a sudden pain in the centre of the abdomen The pain may be preceded by general discomfort in the abdomen, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation. Gradually, the pain shifts to the lower right side, and is usually accompanied by a fever varying from 38 C to 39 C. Nausea is common and the patient may vomit once or twice. In the chronic state of appendicitis, the patient may suffer from recurrent pain in the right lower abdomen, constipation, loss of appetite, and mild nausea.
Appendicitis is initialed by the presence of an excessive amount of poisonous waste material in the caecum. As a result, the appendix gets irritated and inflamed. Inflammation and infection are caused by certain germs which are usually present in the intestinal tract. When pains as described above are experienced, the patient is advised to consult a doctor immediately. If appendicitis is not correctly treated, the excessive swelling may cause the walls of the appendix to rupture, the accumulated waste material can leak out into the abdominal cavity and spread infection throughout the body. The infection can be fatal and requires immediate medical intervention. These remedies should be taken only in consultation with a doctor.
Certain vegetable juices have been found valuable in appendicitis. A particularly good combination is that of 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice. This combined juice can be taken twice daily.
Buttermilk is beneficial in the treatment of chronic form of appendicitis. One liter of buttermilk may be taken daily for this purpose.
Appendicitis Treatment using Green Gram
Green gram is a proven home remedy for acute appendicitis. An infusion of green gram is an excellent medicine for treating this condition. It can be taken in a small quantity of one tablespoon three times a day.
Appendicitis Treatment using Fenugreek Seeds
Regular use of tea made from fenugreek seeds has proved helpful in preventing the appendix from becoming a dumping ground for excess mucus and intestinal waste. 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 drunk.
A regular diet of whole wheat in the form of wheat germ and bran, assists in maintaining a healthy digestive system and aids in preventing related disorders such as appendicitis.
In England and Wales, a study was performed to review whether low intake of fiber and high intake of sugar and meat may influence the development of acute appendicitis. The study evaluated the dietary habits of 49,690 patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Although no specific correlation was found with sugar or meat, the analysis did suggest that the more fresh and frozen green vegetables and fresh and processed tomatoes people ate, the less likely they were to develop appendicitis. The researchers concluded that eating green vegetables—particularly cabbages, cauliflowers, peas, beans, and Brussels sprouts—and possibly tomatoes may protect against appendicitis.
Another study reviewed the link between abdominal microbes and the immune system in children with acute appendicitis who had or had not been breastfed. Children (mean age 7 to 8 years) with acute appendicitis were less likely to have been breastfed over a long period of time compared to a group of randomly selected children from the same geographic area. The authors suggest that human milk may boost the immune system, and it may make infections and inflammation less severe.
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