The spleen function.
Your spleen is tucked away right underneath the left ribcage.
Its function is to filter the body’s blood from any bacteria, viruses, pathogens and infections. Inside the spleen is an open pathway with white pulp dotted around that’s responsible for the filtering.
The spleen contains all sorts of immune cells, that are located on the white pulp. It’s through the immune cells that any pathogens or bacteria get filtered.
A recent study from Ohio State University found a correlation between the spleen, stress and anxiety.
When we experience stress, it prompts the release of stem cells from the bone marrow to the spleen where they develop into white blood cells and expand over time. The spleen then becomes a source of inflammatory cells.
This becomes a stress memory, where when stress is experienced, these immune cells in the spleen can contribute to chronic anxiety.
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