The appendix is a worm-shaped vestigial organ at of our body. It is believed to have few functions such as -providing an immune system to the body and said to be the bacteria’s self-house and some studies say that -it is really of no use and termed it as a vestigial organ. When this appendix gets inflamed – it known as appendicitis and it is common in 10 % of the population.
Various causes include:
All these causes mentioned above, causes inflammation and it causes the mucus secretion to be increased which leads to pressure built-up and the appendix starts to grow and puts pressure on the visceral nerve fibers and it leads to abdominal pain and the gut flora such as E.coli, Bacteroides fragilis lower down the immune system