HYPERSPLENISM

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WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS (new year according to gujarati months i.e. post diwali)

So in this post I am sharing a bit knowledge about the rare condition Hypersplenism. I think everybody have some relatable knowledge about very common health conditions like Diabetes , Blood Pressure problems , Heart attack but they may not have some knowledge about rare or less known conditions. Let’s check out about Hypersplenism.

The spleen is an organ found in the upper left side of your abdomen. The spleen helps filter old and damaged cells from your bloodstream.

Hypersplenism is a term used to indicate Anemia(deficiency of red blood cells or haemoglobin in RBCs), Leucopenia(reduced WBCs) & thrombocytopenia(reduced blood platelet count) associated with prominent spenomegaly i.e enlargement of spleen(due to any cause) and a normal or hypercellular bone marrow.

Symptoms

  • Enlarged spleen
  • Low level of one or more types of blood cells
  • Feeling full too soon after eating
  • Stomach pain on the left side

Common Causes

Primary hypersplenism – No detactable cause.

Secondary hypersplenism – Portal Hypertension , Malaria, Kala-azar, Tropical Splenomegaly Syndrome, Tuberculosis.

Treatment 

Primary hypersplenism is treated by Splenectomy ( Removal of Spleen).

Secondary hypersplenism is cured by treating underlying causes.

 

THANK YOU FOR READING . I hope you all are getting some good knowledge from my blog. For any queries do comment below.

STAY HEALTHY , STAY HAPPY.

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