5 months ago
Last edited at 6:46PM on 12/30/2012
It is the final step in the blood cleansing process. After the deoxygenated blood has passed through your liver, it goes to the spleen. It's like a microfilter (you can liken it to a micro-filter like the kidneys).
If you eat too many toxins (+smoke, drink, breathe polluted air etc.) and don't eliminate your toxins often enough (sweating, peeing it out) your spleen gets swollen, because it is 'annoyed' and having to work harder (like a heart, with heart disease).
The spleen is a very important organ (just like any other I suppose). I believe that after the blood cells leave the spleen, they head back up to the lungs to absorb (assimilate) some oxygen- then after that, head over to the heart to get pumped off to the rest of your body (I think it goes to the reight ventricle? can't remember that bit, soz)