According to the research done in the Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina, the appendix actually acts as a safe house for good bacteria. Human body uses this to essentially â€œrebootâ€ your digestive system when you suffers from dysentery or cholera.
However, there still still debate in the medical industry whether to keep the appendix just because it has a function. Some of them still agree not to keep the appendix just because it has a function to prevent their appendices from inflamed.
I will never remove any organ simply because it has no purpose, unless it does any damage to my health. Further more, having operation to remove the appendix seems to have even higher risk of infection compare with keeping it inside my body.
Would you remove your appendix just because it has no purpose ? or even it has a purpose ?