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 […]
5 Diet Considerations After Appendix Surgery
Unlike the gallbladder, your appendix doesn’t play a big role in the digestive process of foods. However, that doesn’t mean that you can resume your normal diet immediately after appendix surgery. Below, we take a look at five diet modifications you should consider after undergoing appendix removal surgery. You should always follow your doctor’s specific instructions […]
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 […]