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what's the cause of appendicitis?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 30, 2012 at 1:09 AM

We know that a lot of ibs's cases are caused by SIBO , gluten and dairy sensivity/intollerance... but.. what about appendicitis? In your opinion what's the cause of that inflammation?

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on October 28, 2012
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man, i wish i knew which of these were the cause of my appendicitis- that could be very illuminating information to know now!

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on September 30, 2012
at 03:16 AM

Note: if anyone is having problems with your appendix, don't mess around with that shit. Nothing on this thread should point to not treating appendicitis as something serious.Thought I'd get that out of the way....

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on September 30, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Quick search on the Google machine led me to this:

Obstruction of the appendiceal lumen causes appendicitis. Mucus backs up in the appendiceal lumen, causing bacteria that normally live inside the appendix to multiply. As a result, the appendix swells and becomes infected. Sources of obstruction include
-feces, parasites, or growths that clog the appendiceal lumen
-enlarged lymph tissue in the wall of the appendix, caused by infection in the gastrointestinal tract or elsewhere in the body
-inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
-trauma to the abdomen

The cause of appendicitis relates to blockage of the inside of the appendix, known as the lumen. The blockage leads to increased pressure, impaired blood flow, and inflammation. If the blockage is not treated, gangrene and rupture (breaking or tearing) of the appendix can result. Most commonly, feces blocks the inside of the appendix. Also, bacterial or viral infections in the digestive tract can lead to swelling of lymph nodes, which squeeze the appendix and cause obstruction. This swelling of lymph nodes is known as lymphoid hyperplasia. Traumatic injury to the abdomen may lead to appendicitis in a small number of people.

Bd271299b2d4d9b2e3da9c252fef058c

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on October 28, 2012
at 01:29 PM

man, i wish i knew which of these were the cause of my appendicitis- that could be very illuminating information to know now!

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on November 25, 2012
at 04:24 AM

Basically it can happen for a shit ton of reasons. But in case u r wondering, in most people it is paroxysmal. If it happens to u, recognize it and go to the ER. Otherwise, don't waste ur time trying to lower your risk. There are a million other factors contributing to disease etiology than just diet and genetics...

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