How can I prevent appendicitis?

There’s no proven way to prevent appendicitis. Eating a high-fiber diet with lots of whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables may help, although experts can’t explain why.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/06/2020.

References

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Appendicitis. Accessed 7/9/2020.
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association. Acute (Early) Appendicitis. Accessed 7/9/2020.
  • Merck Manual. Appendicitis. Accessed 7/9/2020.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Appendicitis. Accessed 7/9/2020.

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