Kitakini.news – Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix or appendix. A person can suffer from appendicitis due to several factors, such as infection with worms or parasites, injury to the abdomen, blockage by feces, and enlarged lymph nodes in the walls of the digestive tract.
Not only that, the consumption of certain types of food is also known to trigger inflammation in the appendix. For that, in order to avoid appendicitis, you need to pay attention to the food you eat.
Foods that Cause Appendicitis
Launch page CNN IndonesiaThere are several foods that can trigger appendicitis, including:
1. Processed Meat Products
Processed meat products such as nuggets, sausages, and meatballs often cause appendicitis because of their low fiber content. In fact, fiber is a substance needed by the digestive system to function properly. Due to a lack of fiber, the digestive organs will experience problems that can lead to appendicitis.
Other foods that cause appendicitis are foods that smell like fried foods. Fried foods are high in fat and can cause irritation to the digestive system.
Consumption of high-fat foods is strictly prohibited if you suffer from appendicitis or in the post-operative period, as these foods are difficult to digest.
Grains, such as wheat and others, belong to the type of food that is difficult to digest by the intestines. When food is difficult to digest, the food will automatically settle in the intestine.
If it continues to accumulate, the food that settles and hardens will cover the cavity in the appendix. The appendix will also become inflamed.
4. Spicy Food
Basically, spicy food does not directly trigger appendicitis. However, the intake of spicy food can cause indigestion.
Indigestion can cause severe pain in the area between the sternum and belly button, as well as nausea. The pain can be so uncomfortable that it could be a symptom of appendicitis or a ruptured appendix.
5. Red Meat
Meat also has the potential to be a food that triggers appendicitis. Therefore, you should clean the meat first and then cook it until it is completely cooked before you eat it.
6. Sweet Food
Added sugar can be bad for health. Sugar can trigger diarrhea and worsen inflammation of the appendix. You need to avoid appendicitis-causing foods that contain added sugar.
7. Alcohol and Fizzy Drinks
Alcohol is associated with various increased risk of disease. In the case of appendicitis, alcohol will also be harmful to the liver and adversely affect digestion.