Appendicitis is a clinical condition in which the appendix in the digestive system becomes inflamed and in severe cases filled with pox.
The appendix is an small tubular organ situated at the right end of the large intestine/colon. According to research, the specific function of this tubular structure in digestion process is not known.
The appendix due to certain factors becomes inflamed, increases in size causing pain to the individual within the right abdomen. The early signs of appendicitis is usually associated with sudden pain that begins on the right side of the lower abdomen, sudden pain that starts with the navel and deviate to the right side of the lower abdomen.
Appendicitis affects almost all age brackets (young and old) as it not perculiar to a particular class of people. According to the reports proferred by College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, more than 100 thousands cases are observed per year in Nigeria.
In this article, I'll highlight foods that should be eaten regularly to help reduce the risk of appendicitis.
Basically, no particular type of food can prevent appendicitis, however consumption of certain foods may help reduce the outbreak of appendicitis in a person.
Foods rich in fibre including oats, wheat gram should be eaten often instead of other cereals.
Whole wheat flour should be used other than all purpose flour.
Fresh fruits and steamed vegetables such as watermelon, oranges, cucumber, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, etc
Whole grains, brown rice is highly recommended for consumption instead of white rice.
Generally high fibre rich foods should be consumed more often as they help cleanse the bowels or alimentary tracts, thus reduce the risk of appendicitis.
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