Appendicitis is an abdominal disorder, which includes swelling of the appendix region due to internal reactions inside the abdominal cavity. Appendicitis is generally caused by a complete or partial blockage of the appendix area. The inflammatory condition makes the appendix appear larger, thereby causing serious health problems. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, lower right abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, and such others. This condition cannot be prevented but it can surely be cured using surgical removal of the enlarged appendix.
HOW IS APPENDICITIS DIAGNOSED?
Studies have proved that appendicitis is more likely to occur in children over adults.