Appendicitis disease can affect anyone from children to adults. Surgery is the only way to overcome the inflamed appendix. Like what characteristics affected appendicitis?
The appendix is the gut that hangs aka dead-end is not connected with other parts.Yet this appendix have a function as a house of good bacteria which if good bacteria in the body maintained the immunity will also be maintained.
The main symptoms are pain in the abdomen. Location of pain that appear may vary, depending on age and position of the appendix. In small children or pregnant women, who appear sick may be in different places.
Sometimes when the stomach is rarely sick people who think it’s appendicitis, but expecting ulcer. But the actual symptoms of appendicitis is very typical.
Wednesday (08/12/2010) signs of the disorder in the appendix, namely:
1. The pain that starts around the navel and often also in the lower right abdomen.
2. The pain will be increasingly felt for several hours.
3. The pain will increasingly arise if the right lower abdomen is pressed and then the pressure is quickly released.
4. Pain that worsens when coughing, walking or performing other movements that rocked the body.
5. Loss of appetite
6. Nausea and vomiting due to the constraints of the intestine.
9. Inability to dispose of gas.
11. That looks swollen belly
Is it true that food grains causes appendicitis?
During this time many people think of the appendix occurs because often eat the seeds that are difficult to chew soft.
This feeling is not true but also not wrong.
Indeed appendicitis occurs because there is a blockage in this region. This blockage most often is from the remnants of food in the form of feces or feces.
Leftover food and feces are hardened would be trapped in the hole cavity causing a blockage. This blockage makes bacteria or viruses trapped in the appendix that can trigger an infection. Well, this is what makes infection appendicitis.
Consumption of guava and chili peppers or seeds are often not properly digested, so that entry into the channel of the appendix as a foreign object.
So to prevent inflammation of the appendix is often advised to consume fibrous foods such as vegetables and fruit. This is because the fiber consumed may help the digestive process and prevent the stool too long in the intestine.
Dr. A. Sigit Tjahyono, Sp.B, Sp.BTKV (K) said tests done to diagnose it is anamnesis (frequently asked questions) equipped with supporting tests such as urinalisa (to distinguish from other diseases such as bladder stones) and ultrasound (to see an infected appendix or any liquids such as puffy.)
If the chronic inflammation of the appendix, the symptoms of abdominal pain that is felt only mild or even just feel nauseous. But if it is acute, then it will feel flank pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Within 24 hours usually felt fever and emerging persistent pain in the lower right abdomen.
For acute appendicitis, surgery should be done immediately since there is the possibility of rupture of the appendix. While for chronic appendicitis operation time can still be postponed depending on the patient’s condition, but advised not to postpone it too long.
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