What is Appendicitis?
Fast Facts on Appendix
What Causes Appendicitis
- Blockage inside the appendix
- Enlarged tissue in appendix
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Stool, parasites, or growths which clog the appendiceal lumen
- Trauma to your abdomen
What are the top symptoms
- Sudden pain on the right side of the abdomen
- Sudden pain around the navel which shifts to the lower right abdomen
- Pain that worsens while coughing, walking or making jarring movements
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
Types of appendicitis
Acute Appendicitis:It occurs all of a sudden. A patient may experience an intense course of symptoms that require surgical treatment.
Chronic Appendicitis:If a patient suffers from chronic appendicitis, he or she may experience a long-standing inflammation of the appendix.
Recurring Appendicitis:This is another type of appendicitis. If the affected appendix is not removed, there are chances that it may get infected and inflamed over and over again.
AyurvedaIf a patient has acute appendicitis, it can be treated with the use of Antarvidradi and Dhatu Pakahara Ousadhas, Ama Pachana Pousadas. In chronic conditions, it is better to refer to a hospital.
HomeopathyThe homeopathic treatment of appendicitis entails the usage of certain homeopathic remedies.
- Arnica: This remedy is used in septic cases, and after a surgical operation for treating bruises.
- Arsenic: In the septic condition, when the affected individual experiences weakness and loss of appetite, Arsenic is used. Chills, diarrhea, nervous symptoms, and restlessness are also symptoms that can be treated with it. The patient may feel relief by vomiting in such circumstances.
- Belladonna: It is used in the initial stages of appendicitis when the affected individual happens to experience severe pain.
AllopathyA doctor can manage mild to moderately severe appendicitis with antibiotics, if there are no major perforation of the appendix or complications. Patients get relief from inflammation with antibiotics but it is unclear how many patients respond to antibiotics. The antibiotic treatment entails intravenous antibiotics for two days. If the patient does not respond within 24 hours to the antibiotics, he may need surgery immediately.
Most Advanced TreatmentThe doctor will perform a surgical operation to take out the infected appendix. It is called an appendectomy. This surgery is highly recommended at the earliest, as the appendix can burst within 48 to 72 hours after early symptoms. This can lead to the spread of bacteria inside the body and can be fatal. There are two surgical methods for the treatment of appendix and Mantra Care doctors recommend laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic Surgery: Surgeons use a small device, a laparoscope, to remove the appendix. They form a small cut on the belly with a laparoscope that has a tiny video camera and surgical tools. The tube, camera, and tools are put in through the incisions. The surgeon performs the surgery while looking at a TV monitor and removes the appendix. It is a minimally invasive treatment so the patient can get back to normal routine in 2-3 days and there won’t be any major scar and wounds.
DietAfter the surgery, various people recover within 2 to 6 weeks and have no major, long-term health problems. Most people do not need to change their diet, exercise, or lifestyle.
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