Appendicitis is a condition categorized by inflammation or an infection of the appendix, which is housed in the lower right portion of a person’s abdomen. The appendix isn’t a vital organ, which means you can do just fine without it, but it can still cause issues if problems with the organ aren’t addressed. Severe problems […]
The Appendix – Not So Useless After All?
The appendix has long been viewed as a useless organ, but new research suggests that it may actually serve a vital purpose. According to researchers at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the appendix may help manufacture and store helpful gut bacteria. “[The appendix] may serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria,” said […]
10 Common Questions (& Answers) About Appendix Surgery
We don’t often think about our appendix, especially since it’s a non-vital organ. Because of this, when a problem arises, we’re often left scrambling for answers. We thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of frequently asked questions about appendix surgery so people would have a complete list of answers in […]
What Causes an Appendix to Burst?
Your appendix is the oddball organ in your body. Even to this day, medical experts are uncertain about the exact function of the appendix. It’s very unique in the fact that it holds this distinction: A person can function perfectly with or without an appendix, but an improperly working appendix can cause serious complications or […]
Appendicitis – Causes & Surgical Treatments
Appendicitis is a serious condition that needs to be surgically treated as soon as possible. Identification of the common symptoms is the first step in catching and treating the condition. In this article, we are going to discuss appendicitis. We’ll cover the causes and symptoms of the condition, and talk about the necessary steps for […]