Appendicitis in kids: Prevent it with these tips

Appendicitis in kids

For many years it was believed that the appendix had no use in the human body, but on the contrary, only served to cause problems at some point in life.

The people most likely to suffer from appendicitis are children from the age of five, and adults up to the age of thirty. Surprising, isn't it? This is mainly due to the fact that in this age group, insufficient attention is usually paid to the wellbeing of the digestive system.

This can lead to undesirable situations, such as needing emergency surgery to heal acute appendicitis. However, once the appendix is removed, people tend to continue their lives without side effects. But is that really true?

First let's start by getting to know this little organ.

 This is what appendix does

The appendix is a thin pouch that branches off at the beginning of the large intestine.  Recent research from Duke University indicates that this is where the probiotic bacteria that live in the intestine shelter and restore it when we suffer an intestinal infection.

When we get sick, the intestinal flora or microbiota can be damaged or eliminated, and when this happens the bacteria that took refuge in the appendix help to repopulate the intestinal tract.

When we suffer from appendicitis, there is no choice but to remove it through surgery, which must be done in time to avoid serious complications. That is why it is important to pay attention to the signs of this disease.

 Symptoms of Appendicitis

  • Pain in the abdomen near the navel: It may begin suddenly while sleeping, and get worse when the person moves, takes a deep breath, coughs, or sneezes.
  •  Within a short time, the pain moves to the right side of the abdomen.
  • Previous loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever and swelling in the abdomen and intestinal problems.


What causes appendicitis?

It may have more than one cause, possibly generated by:

  • Hardened stool or growths such as tumors that can block the opening into the appendix.
  • Enlarged tissue in the wall of the appendix caused by digestive infections.
  • Suffering from inflammatory bowel disease

As mentioned above, the appendix creates a safe zone for probiotics living in the digestive system. This is why it is so important to consume high quality probiotics on an ongoing basis after appendix removal.


Is appendicitis common in children?

Since it is possible to develop appendicitis as young as five years of age, many people wonder how common appendicitis is in children and how to care for them.

The frequency is about 1 in 10,000 children who go on to develop appendicitis. This is usually because their digestion is constantly disturbed and rarely receives adequate treatment. In fact, it is increasingly common to hear of children suffering from constipation and episodes of stress that disturb the proper functioning of the digestive system.

It is advisable not to let the symptoms of digestive problems go unnoticed, as they can trigger future problems, such as autoimmune diseases and irritable bowel syndrome.

To prevent this from happening, the ideal is to treat gastrointestinal problems as naturally and effectively as possible. XAVIAX probiotics are a simple and delicious way to maintain a healthy microbiota in children (and of course in adults as well).

Why is it important to have a healthy intestinal microbiota?

The intestinal microbiota is the group of bacteria that live in the digestive system, most of them are beneficial and of great importance for the health of the organism.

When the microbiota is altered and suffers an imbalance, digestive problems and allergies can be generated, to mention a few complications.

Benefits of a healthy microbiota for the appendix

  • Promotion of a better digestion and absorption of minerals.
  • Production of vitamins and short chain fatty acids.
  • Protection against disease-causing microorganisms.
  • Degradation of toxins.
  • Stimulation of the immune system.
  • Improvement of mood and emotions.
  • Characteristics of a healthy microbiota
  •  Diversity and large number of probiotic species in each part of the digestive system.
  • Resistance and readaptation due to unbalanced diets or antibiotics.

As we can see, the microbiota is fundamental for the performance of the immune system thanks to certain types of antibodies and proteins that produce immunoglobulin A in particular.

To take care of our health it is recommended to consume high quality probiotics frequently, exercise, take care of our diet and drink enough water.

In XAVIAX we have a wide variety of combinations of probiotics of different species, each one added with nutrients specifically selected to potentiate the functions that probiotics perform:

XAVIAX products, probiotic strains and nutrients

 DTX: L.Rhamnosus and S.Thermophilus added with agave inulin fiber.

OME: L. Bulgaricus and L. Rhamnosus with OMEGA 3.

C+A: L.Acidophilus and L.Rhamnosus added with T2 Collagen and antioxidants.

CW: L.Paracasei and B.Lactis b420 with green coffee extract.

D3: Combination of vitamin D3, K2 and S.Thermophilus, L.Paracasei and L.Rhamnosus strains.

MGF: Combination of Magnesium and folic acid with L.Paracasei and L.Rhamnosus.

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