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Plants to treat splenomegaly (spleen swelling)

The spleen is an organ located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen, just below the diaphragm and protected under the lower left ribs.

The spleen has several important functions, involving the blood cells in the body, among other things:

  • Filter the blood and remove red blood cells are old and broken, bacteria, and other particles when the object is passing through a network of blood vessels in the spleen.
  • Produces lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies and helps the immune system.

Normally the spleen is a small organ about the size of a fist or orange. Splenomegaly describes a situation where the spleen is enlarged beyond its normal size.

Causes of spleen swelling

  • Redundant work.
The spleen enlarges if you do excessive work in filtering or making blood cells, if there is abnormal blood flow, or if invaded with abnormal cells or excessive sediment.

  • Red Blood Cells Abnormal
Because the spleen filters blood cells are abnormal and take it out of the circulatory system, diseases that result in red blood cells are abnormal will cause the spleen to enlarge. Sickle cell disease (Sickle), thalassemia, and spherocytosis are examples of diseases that form cells that are not normal, which can not pass through small blood vessels and capillaries of the body. If they are not removed by the spleen, abnormal cells can cause blood clots and reduce circulation. However, removing them causes the spleen to swell and dilate.

  • Viral and Bacterial Infections
Bagfian spleen is involved in the manufacture of cells that fight infection will be enlarged. It is commonly seen in viral infections such as infectious mononucleosis (caused by the Epstein Barr virus), AIDS and hepatitis viruses. Examples of bacterial infection associated with splenomegaly, including tuberculosis, malaria, and anaplasmosis (formerly known as ehrlichiosis).

  • Splenic vein pressure / blockage
Blood enters the spleen through the splenic artery and left through the splenic vein. If the pressure in the veins increases or if the splenic vein becomes blocked, blood can not leave the spleen and may swell. Because the relationship on liver blood flow, cirrhosis and portal vein obstruction can cause complications with venous blood flow from the spleen. Congestive heart failure may lead to both liver and spleen to swell due to increased venous pressure.

  • Cancers
Leukemia or leukemia, and both, or lymphoma, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins can cause enlarged spleen, and other tumors (melanoma-melanoma).

  • Metabolic Diseases
Spleen enlarge metabolic diseases including Niemann-Pick disease, Gaucher disease and Hurler syndrome.

There are some herbs that can help treat swelling of the spleen, but the cause of the swelling should be treated first, such as:

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