Your appendix is a tiny finger-like structure that dangles from where your colon meets your small intestines. To date, scientists do not really know the exact reasons why you have an appendix. However, one thing is for certain and that’s the appendix can become inflamed. The inflammation of the appendix is referred to as appendicitis.
The appendix, a once-dismissed organ now known to play a role in the immune system, may contribute to a person’s chances of developing Parkinson’s disease. An analysis of data from nearly 1.7 million Swedes found that those who’d had their appendix removed had a lower overall risk of Parkinson’s disease. Also, samples of appendix tissue from