Experts haven’t determined yet how to accurately prevent appendicitis from affecting a person. It’s said that there is no surefire way to avoid this ailment. However, some effective lifestyle changes and dietary tactics may help reduce your risk for it.
The appendix is connected to the small intestine on the right side. This organ is usually fine until it gets blocked usually with feces or becomes infected/inflamed which results into appendicitis which can be severe and in most cases, the appendix is taken out after a heavy dose of antibiotics.
Although you can't prevent appendicitis, there are ways to reduce the risk of getting the condition or stop it from getting worse (note that for appendicitis, immediate medical attention is required as there are few recorded cases of death!) that should form lifestyle habits.
These tips help lower the risk of getting the organ inflamed (hence appendicitis)
1. Drink lots of water
Warm water especially is a great way to clean the insides and for the appendix, it's a great way to keep it from getting infected. Another great way to reduce the risk of appendicitis is by mixing juice (natural) with water to keep the area flushed and clear.
2. Mind your diet
A balanced everyday diet comprising soluble fiber and non soluble fiber as well as vegetables and fruits is key. Whole grains, wheat bread, carrots, cucumber, mint leaves and more leafy greens should form part of diet to lower the risk of getting the appendix inflamed.
3. Ginger and Garlic
Including ginger and garlic in diets is another way to cleanse the insides as both are therapeutic herbs with anti biotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
These wonder herbs both work to relieve pains for when the appendix is already inflamed or swollen.
4. A High-Fiber diet
Appendicitis actually occurs less frequently in people who eat high-fiber foods, and in those who live in countries where high amounts of fiber are prevalent in their diets.
But how exactly does fiber help eliminate your risk of this ailment? Basically, fiber softens your stool and increases its weight and size, making it easier to pass. This means that feces is less likely to become trapped in the appendix.
But that’s not all fiber does, as it also serves as fuel for your beneficial bacteria, so they can produce compounds to help regulate your immune function. Eating a high-soluble fiber diet also reduces your risk of premature death from any cause, as it helps ward off a number of chronic diseases.
Some of the best high-fiber foods you can eat include:
Vegetables like broccoli, Root vegetables and tubers, including sweet potatoes, onions, Berries (in moderate amounts), beans, peas,raw almonds, and green beans.