Spleen pain: possible causes and main remedies

Spleen pain, how many times as a child after a challenging run, playing, we stopped panting with a pain on the left, above the hip.

At that age he was practically normal and after a while, at rest, catching his breath, the pain went away by itself .

We also remember as adults to have a spleen when we improvise to practice sports without training, or when we face a great effort.

In general the spleen pain in these conditions passes in a short time, once the activity is suspended.

The condition is unfortunately very different if the spleen pain manifests itself effortlessly at rest .

Splenalgia, so spleen pain is technically defined, is a wake-up call that must lead us to investigate the causes, which can be many and different, but not trivial.

Causes of spleen pain

> Anemia : in anemic conditions the life of red blood cells is very short and the spleen is subjected to a metabolic surmenage . In fact it is responsible for the metabolism of iron, and is the organ responsible for the formation, storage and disposal of blood cells. It can therefore be painful, because it is enlarged and inflamed.

> Mononucleosis : an infection due to the EBV virus, commonly called "kissing disease", which is transmitted by saliva. Generally it is an asymptomatic infection, but in weak subjects, with a little reactive immune system, the lymph glands of the neck are enlarged, the spleen is enlarged, fever, pharyngitis, fatigue.

> Liver diseases : cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, cancer, are diseases that affect the spleen and its function, with inflammation, pain, swelling.

    Spleen pain is not to be underestimated, since it is a very delicate organ that can even break due to trauma or stress, in case surgery is needed.

    Remedies for Spleen Pain

    In case of such important pathologies it is necessary to resort to specialized care, because the painful spleen is only the symptom.

    In the case where the pain is due only to inflammation of the spleen, without hidden pathologies we can activate some alternative tools:

    > Nutrition : we can, however, help to alleviate pain in the case of simple inflammation of the part through a correct diet devoid of fried foods, fats and alcohol;

    > Shiatsu : some shiatsu sessions can help to deplete the spleen, disinfecting it. It works on the spleen meridian in sedation and on the small intestine meridian in activation;

    > Plantar reflexology : we can treat the spleen through the foot, to relieve pain and reduce swelling. The spleen is found only under the left foot and must be treated in dispersion.

    Read also

    > How to give wellness to the spleen

    > Spleen and mononucleosis

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