Your body has organs that perform special tasks that are designated to them. The human body is made up of 79 organs which produce all the necessary functions needed to keep you alive. They all matter as they assist in your day to day living and existence. However, there are some that without them, you can go on existing without noticing much of their absence.
Now let’s get into those organs you didn’t know you could live without.
I am starting with this because there are a handful amount of people living without their appendixes. The Appendix is a small tube shaped pouch attached to your large intestine. It is located in the lower side of your abdomen. The role the appendix plays in your body had always been a mystery until some experts discovered its function. The appendix acts as a store house for good bacteria which reboots the digestive system after diarrheal illnesses. When it gets swollen and infected, it needs to be removed and if not removed, it can leak bacteria and infect your entire belly when can endanger your life. Many people have continued with their normal lives even without their appendixes.
The gallbladder sits under the liver on the upper-right side of the abdomen. When there are gallstones caused by substances in the bile that become solid are present in the gallbladder, the gallbladder is removed but you can go on living because the liver can do the same job your gallbladder does.
You’ve probably heard about people donating their kidneys that’s because you do not necessarily need both of them. And that’s why you can donate one while you’re alive and go on existing.
You might be shocked by this information considering how we refer to our entire belly area as our stomachs. The stomach is a muscular organ that digests food. When the stomach digests food, it passes it to your small intestine. However, when your stomach is removed, surgeons can connect your esophagus with your small intestine but you can only consume less of solid foods.
The main reproductive organs present in the male and female are the testes and the ovaries respectively. However, when the ovaries are removed in females, it doesn’t risk their lives but it stops the menstrual cycle in pre-menopausal women and prevents them from childbearing. In the case of men, when the testes are removed, they also can’t bear children but interestingly, studies have shown that in some male populations, when the testicles are removed, it may lead to an increase in life expectancy.
You can also live without your spleen. This is an organ that filters your blood. The down side is, if you ever get it out, you’re likely to get sick.
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