Information On Tomato Seeds And What Causes Apendicitis

By | December 10, 2008

Information And Treatment For Appendicitis

Is it true that eating tomato seeds may cause appendicitis?

Appendicitis is an infectious condition that takes place when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed. Although the exact cause of appendicitis is not very clear, it is likely that the result is either due to an obstruction or an infection. The appendix is a slender and narrow tube that is connected to the upper part of the colon. It is believed that an infection takes place in the appendix when fecal matter or hardened mucus is obstructed in the opening of the appendix. If this infection is unchecked, it may cause the appendix to swell up and break open thus causing the infected bacteria to spread out of the appendix. This condition is known as appendicitis.

In some cases, a gastrointestinal viral infection can also cause inflammation leading to appendicitis. Either way, the bacteria involved is the main reason for inflaming the appendix and filling it with pus.

Appendicitis causes extremely severe and acute and abdominal pain. In almost all cases, doctors recommend surgery or removal of the inflamed appendix in order to treat appendicitis. If appendicitis is left unchecked or untreated, it can be fatal as secondary infection or shock is likely to set in.

Appendicitis Causes And Treatment For Appendicitis

The seeds of tomatoes have no role to play in causing appendicitis, and hence it is an urban legend that does not hold any value. On the contrary, tomatoes hold an abundance of health benefits that are powerful enough to prevent ailments rather than cause them.  Tomatoes are rich in lycopene and this particular red pigmentation compound is extremely beneficial as it plays the role of an antioxidant in neutralizing the radical cells in the body. Since lycopene cannot be produced by the body, deriving healthy benefits of this particular compound from tomatoes is one way of ensuring good health.  A daily consumption of tomatoes lowers the risk of developing macular degeneration disease among other ailments.

It is strongly advised not to undergo any form of herbal, alternative or oral therapy in order to treat appendicitis. Do not indulge in any home remedies to treat appendicitis, as the condition is only going to worsen. The only form of treatment for appendicitis is surgery and surgical removal of the appendix is dependent upon the nature of the appendicitis and the advice of the doctor. In case of acute appendicitis, doctors usually prescribe a course of antibiotics in order to reduce the inflammation or the infection that could be surrounding the appendix.

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