Appendicitis: 10 Signs of Appendicitis

Author By: James Roberts, Health Team on 28 Apr, 2019

In many animals, mainly herbivores, the appendix is still very much a functioning part of the digestive system. It helps them to break down vegetation, consumed in large quantities by herbivores. Humans are not herbivores, though. Instead, we are omnivores, meaning we take nutrition from both meat and vegetation.

As we evolved to become omnivores, our appendix became less useful. Nowadays, it is a vestigial organ, meaning it is little more than a remnant that is no longer any good to us. The bad news is that it can still become blocked and infected, resulting in what we know as appendicitis. This can be painful, and even dangerous, but the good news is that it can simply be removed if needed.

Appendicitis Sign #1: Appetite Loss

It is important to maintain a good, healthy appetite. We need nutrition to give us energy as well as the building blocks we need for growth and repair. Most of us will have quite a healthy appetite, eating several times a day, including a few snacks along the way.

If we are ill, though, then our appetite can be affected. This can also happen when somebody has appendicitis, which should not be a surprise considering it is a part of the digestive system. Not eating enough can lead to various symptoms and makes existing symptoms worse, so you should try and eat what you can.

Signs Of Appendicitis


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