With the advancement of today’s technology in both medicine and science, its not surprising to hear the we can live and function quite well without some of our organs. Personally I prefer to keep all of mine. There are times though that removal of an organ can actually save a life, for example, if the organ is diseased. Many people ask so if you can live and function without so many of the organs why did we have them in the first place? After all each of them has its place in the human anatomy.
Some organ removals are quite common and many of us have already experienced this. There is the tonsil and adenoid removal that seems to be a childhood occurrence rather than in adulthood. The purpose of the tonsils is to help to prevent the invasion of bacteria from entering through the mouth and nose, where it can then go on to do damage to the other parts of the body. The adenoids help to prevent it from entering the nose.
Sometimes these organs get so overloaded, and become weak from being constantly inflamed so they can’t do their job correctly. So the most feasible solution was to simply remove them. In today’s medicine this is not done so freely as it once was. The human anatomy is being looked at much closer by many scientists.
The appendix is another organ that seems to be commonly removed. If you were to talk to an individual who has had a bout of appendicitis ,before having the appendix removed, they will tell you they don’t miss it all. Acute appendicitis is very very painful. The job of the appendix for many years was never clear. After all they were part of the human anatomy and that’s all that seemed to matter. Now in recent studies medical scientists believe they may have found the very reason and purpose of the appendix.
They now believe that it is the appendix job to manufacture good bacteria that must be found in the gut. This good bacteria is very important to maintaining good health and body functions. There are times when the gut gets stripped of the good bacteria, possibly though illness or disease. This is where the appendix comes in, to reproduce the good bacterial so in re enters the gut and gets it back functioning normally again.
Another common organ removal, amongst women is the removal of the uterus. Sometimes in this procedure, the ovaries which are a part of this may be left. Then on the other hand, sometimes the ovaries are removed and the uterus left. We all know that these are reproductive organs and once they have served their purpose, its no problem getting rid of them. This is not actually completely true. This organ play a important part when it comes to female hormones, and affects the menopausal stage a woman goes through.
So you can see that these are some of the more common organs that can be quite easily removed and our bodies still function without them. Then also you can see that they all do serve a very important purpose. This raises an interesting question. Although we are well without them, would be all that more in even better health, if we still had them?
Source by J Ross