Does Appendicitis Affect Intestinal Inflammation?
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IBD (Inflamed Bowel Disesase) or often also referred to as inflammation of the intestine. IBD disease if specifically can be divided into 2 types, namely ulcerative colitis and Chron's disease where both have almost similar complaints but the picture of the condition in the intestine is very different.
The cause of IBD, including ulcerative colitis, is not yet known with certainty but is thought to be due to the body's abnormal immune response, an autoimmune reaction. Although the exact cause has not been found, there are several factors that are thought to play a role in causing this disease such as:
Other family members suffering from the same condition (heredity)
The use of NSAID-class drugs
Lack of antioxidants in the body such as vitamins A and E
Psychological factors where excessive stress can trigger a recurrence of this condition
Consumption of certain foods such as milk, caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods
Appendicitis, although both have inflammation in one part of the intestine, does not affect the process of ulcerative colitis.
For now, follow all the advice and medicines given by your doctor. Avoid foods that can trigger complaints such as milk, spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol. Avoid smoking, do regular exercise and increase your intake of foods high in fiber such as vegetables and fruits.
I hope this helps.