Symptoms of Appendicitis
can be characterized in two ways: typical
and atypical. In typical appendicitis
patients experience pain in the abdominal
area and gradually, the pain localizes
in the right side of the abdomen. Other
symptoms of typical appendicitis include
fever, loss of appetite, and nausea.
Typical appendicitis is less severe
and easier to diagnose, treat and manage
than atypical appendicitis.
is a more severe form of appendicitis.
Individuals usually suffer from abdominal
discomfort and diarrhea, but it is more
difficult to diagnose and treat atypical
If an individual
experiences typical or atypical appendicitis,
he or she becomes extremely sensitive
to pressure inflicted on the abdomen.
Coughing and sneezing may also cause
discomfort. Acute appendicitis can lead
The only permanent
cure for appendicitis is the surgical
removal of the inflamed appendix. However,
there are natural cures that are quite
useful in reducing inflammation and
irritation of the appendix. These measures
should be followed regularly to successfully
improve the condition of appendicitis.
If the condition
worsens and the patient suffers from
extreme abdominal pain, he or she should
seek professional help.
are easily available in Asian grocery
stores or health food stores and they
are extremely useful in preventing inflammation
of the appendix. Add one tablespoon
of fenugreek seeds to warm water and
simmer the water over a low flame for
at least 30 minutes. The seeds should
be cooled and strained before consumption.
A regular intake
of whole wheat in the form of wheat
germ and bran assists in maintaining
a proper-functioning digestive system
and aids in preventing related disorders
such as appendicitis. Consume wheat
germ and bran as often as possible.
In many recipes, including those for
breads and pizza bases, one third of
refined flour can be safely replaced
with whole wheat flour.
and Fruit Juices
fruit juices are excellent sources for
daily supplements of naturally occurring
vitamins and proteins. Additionally,
juices cleanse the system and aid in
minimizing the retention of harmful
toxins and the accumulation of waste
products inside the body.
that are particularly useful for appendicitis
are those of cucumber, carrots and beets.
Mix cucumber, beet and carrot juice
in the proportion of one, one, three,
respectively, to obtain maximum benefits.
A healthy and
nutritious diet aids in supplying fuel
and energy to the body and contributes
to the maintenance of the body’s
optimal condition. Dietary fiber is
particularly crucial in decreasing the
occurrence of digestive problems. Fiber
facilitates smooth bowel movements and
as a result, it prevents constipation
and any blockage in the intestines or
fruits and vegetables provide a generous
supply of dietary fiber while processed
food is virtually devoid of fiber