A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Appendicitis
I had a question the other day about appendicitis.
Diagnosing appendicitis can be tricky.
Time is critical, yet symptoms are frequently vague or extremely similar to other, less urgent ailments, like bladder infection, colitis, Crohn’s disease, gastritis, gastroenteritis, and ovary problems.
Appendicitis can often be diagnosed by gently pressing on your lower right abdomen, which will often be the maximum point of tenderness.
A urine test will be performed to rule out a urinary tract infection.
Appendicitis can cause rectal pain instead of abdominal pain, so your rectum may also be examined.
A blood test will show if your white blood cell count is elevated, an indication your body is fighting infection.
CT scans and ultrasound are fast and reliable — though not perfect — in revealing appendicitis.
Surgery to remove the appendix, which is called an appendectomy, is the standard treatment for appendicitis.
There’s no way to prevent appendicitis.
However, appendicitis is less common in people who eat foods high in fiber, like fresh fruits and vegetables.
After having your appendix removed, keep your incision clean to promote healing and avoid infection.
To deal with appendicitis after an appendectomy it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins (whether thirsty or not).
*Increase life-giving, enzyme- and nutrient-rich, fresh, raw fruits and veggies (organic whenever possible); consider juicing.
*Ensure optimal, quality protein intake.
*Consider a liver cleanse.
*Relax, eat slowly, chew well, appreciate your food.
*Rebalance intestinal microflora (see my post on Candida).
*Exercise, increase deep breathing and relaxation techniques.
*Research herbs, homeopathy, energy medicine, etc.
*Investigate possible sensitivities (environmental and/or food).
*Eliminate processed, instant, sugar-laden, chemical-laden, hydrogenated fats, trans fats, lifeless foods.
*Understand any side-effects of any medications.
*Drink Performance and take alfalfa every 1-2 hours to maintain nutrient/electrolyte levels.
*Research the idea of “grounding”; connect to Mother Earth’s energy, vibration, gridlines when arriving at your destination.
*Consider sitting or walking barefoot on some grass or sand for 5-10 minutes, or if possible spend some time in a lake/ocean. This is a fascinating topic to research; keep an open mind.
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