The appendix on its own usually doesn't cause any discomfort or come with any issue until it becomes inflamed/infected.

The appendix is connected to the small intestine on the right side. This organ is usually fine until it gets blocked usually with faeces 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.

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Although you can't prevent appendicitis, there are ways to reduce the risk

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These tips help lower the risk of getting the organ inflamed (hence appendicitis)

1. Mind your diet

A balanced everyday diet comprising soluble fiber and non soluble fiber as well as vegetables and fruits is key. Whole grains, wheatbread, carrots, cucumber, mint leaves and more leafy greens should form part of diet to lower the risk of getting the appendix inflamed.

2. 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.

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Immediate medical attention is required for Appendicitis/inflamed appendix

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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.