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What is Appendicitis? How do you treat it?

Jul 18, 2016


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What is Appendicitis?

Appendicitis refers the inflammations of the appendix, which is the 3.5 inch tube that extends from the large intestine. Symptoms include abdominal pain in lower right side, fever, chills, vomiting, nausea, constipation or diarrhea, gas, and bloating. If you or a loved one shows signs of appendicitis, it is important to seek medical treatment immediately. We can actually live without our appendix, therefor this inflammation is normally cured buy the removal of the organ. Depending on the severity of your appendicitis, your surgeon may perform an open appendectomy or a laparoscopic appendectomy. While the discomfort may be resolved after immediate surgery, individuals still may experience unpleasant symptoms post-op, such as nausea and vomiting.

To ease these symptoms, both before and after surgery, it is important to wear your NoMo Nausea Band. The all natural band aims to sooth stomach muscles using peppermint aromatherapy which prevents the act of vomiting. Acupressure of the wrist will target receptors of the brain to stop nausea before it strikes. Wear the NoMo Nausea band when you start to feel these symptoms, and believe it or not it is safe to be worn during surgery.  This band actually won surgical product of the year nominee last year for its drug-free aromatherapy formula that helps to decrease post operative nausea and vomiting by over 70%! Keep the wristband on after surgery because it will help settle the nausea associated with pain medication so that you can focus on healing after appendectomy surgery.

Back in the old days this type  of surgery had to be done with a large cut on the lower right-hand quadrant of the abdomen. Now a days most appendectomies are done via laparoscopic surgery, which is the insertion of small cameras into the abdomen and using cutting utensils inside those ports the appendix is easily removed. You will only have 4 little incisions about the size of your thumb nail. And some hospitals will do what is called single site incision, where everything goes in and out of the belly button during surgery so no one could ever tell you had surgery since your scar will be inside your belly button (so cool).

Remember that the tummy will stay inflated during surgery for better visualization by the doctor using carbon dioxide gas.  This gas in the abdomen can cause an increased risk of nausea and vomiting after surgery. When abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are all happening at once, remember to have your NoMo Nausea Band on for some relief!

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