Fruits, vegetables, other high-fibre diets may reduce risk of appendicitis – Surgeon - Punch Newspapers

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Fruits, vegetables, other high-fibre diets may reduce risk of appendicitis – Surgeon - Punch Newspapers

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W hatAppendicitis is mostly caused by the obstruction of the appendiceal lumen. This could be due to tiny stony stools, parasites, gallstones, tumours. The accumulation of these leads to an increase in the pressure in the lumen of the appendix. This decreases blood flow to the tissue of the appendix. A decrease in blood flow leads to increased bacteria growth causing inflammation, pain, distension, ischaemia and necrosis. If it is left untreated, it can lead to perforation.

How does the westernised diet cause appendicitis?No. It cannot be passed from a parent to offspring. It is caused by an obstruction or a worm that enters the lumen. Appendicitis is not genetic.The incidence is almost the same. I did a study on it and found a ratio of 1.4 to 1.1. In some other studies, it’s a ratio of 1.2 to 1 respectively.

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