13 organs in the human body that you can live without.. Do you know what they are?

2023-12-21 2023-12-21T21:28:08Z
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Arabia Weather - Man, this wonderful being, despite the apparent fragility of his body, remains strong. Fortunately, there are parts of our body that we can live without, some of which are functional even during childhood. This means that we can lose large parts of vital organs and survive, according to a report published by writer Sara Romero in the Spanish magazine “Moi Intercenti”.

Kidney

Only one kidney is needed to survive, and in some cases, individuals can be born with one kidney or continue to live with one kidney after donating the other, without suffering serious health problems.

The National Kidney Foundation reports that people who live with one kidney are estimated to have few or no health problems. In practice, we can survive without a kidney, but in this case we need dialysis. This organ purifies the blood from toxins and controls the proportion of water and salts in the body.

genitals

For women, a hysterectomy is sometimes performed as part of cancer treatment, to treat uterine fibroids, to relieve chronic pelvic pain, or for other medical reasons. According to the National Institutes of Health in the United States, about one-third of women undergo this procedure by the age of 60.

As for men, in some cases of testicular cancer, the testicles can be removed as part of treatment without this significantly affecting life.

Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a sac that contains bile produced by the liver and slowly secreted into the digestive system. Despite this important role, gallstones may sometimes occur, which may cause pain and lead to health problems such as cancer and infections. Fortunately, most people who undergo surgery to remove their gallbladder can live their lives normally after the procedure.

Body hair

Head hair plays a role in protecting us from the sun and providing thermal insulation, while eyebrow hair protects the eyes from sweat and small particles. For males, facial hair can be part of sexual appeal and an expression of personal identity.

As for body hair, this is part of human development and has its functional roles. For example, it can help maintain body temperature and reduce friction between skin and clothing. Hair may also have other functions that are both physiologically and socially important. However, individuals can live without body hair without significant impact on their health or daily life.

Wisdom teeth

In addition to being very painful to remove, wisdom teeth are considered unnecessary and cause a disorder in the arrangement of the jaws, which affects the health of the teeth. Not only that, but it may cause jaw misalignment, leading to pain and swelling, and negative effects on the muscles surrounding the mouth. Although removing them can be a painful process, you can live normally without them.

The coccyx

This organ is located at the end of the spine and consists of three to five vertebrae. It is either separated or fused under the sacrum, which refers to the last part of the spine in the human body. This organ can be removed without significant impact on the individual's life.

Appendix

The appendix does not play any major role in the digestion process, and when inflammation occurs in it, it is advisable to perform surgery to remove it.

Male nipples

Why do men have nipples? This is because all human fetuses develop so that their nipples appear even before the fetus's sex (either male or female) is determined. Although the male breast has no function, its presence is due to a fixed reason within embryonic development.

Tonsils

In medical terms, tonsils are lymph nodes that play an important role in the immune system. However, tonsils sometimes suffer from recurrent infections, which may necessitate removal. In many cases, tonsils can cause more problems than benefits, so an individual can live normally without them.

Spleen

The spleen is part of the immune system, filtering the blood and helping the body fight infections. Although it plays an important role in the body's defense, it is not essential for human survival, and can be removed if damaged. However, it is worth noting that people with an absent spleen may be more susceptible to infections due to the loss of this organ.

Stomach

In some cases, the entire stomach is removed as a treatment for stomach cancer. This procedure is known as a "total gastrectomy." In this case, the small intestine is connected to the esophagus, and people undergoing this procedure are fed a serum for a few weeks during the recovery period. After this period, according to information from the National Health Service in England, people who have had this operation can eat most types of food, but in small meals with the help of nutritional supplements if there are problems absorbing vitamins.

Colon

In the case of or to prevent colon cancer, the colon may be removed from the body in a surgical procedure known as a "colectomy" or "total bowel resection." A person can live without a colon, but will need to use a bag outside the body to collect stool if the colon is removed. Or surgery may be performed to create a “waste bag” in the small intestine to facilitate the removal of waste.

Brain or "half brain"

The brain is a vital organ in the body, but despite this, we can live with half a brain and enjoy a relatively normal life. As a result, we may lose the eye and hand on the side where half the brain was removed.


Source: aljazeera

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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