9 Facts about Organs That Make You Surprised




The human body is run by various organs in it, each of which is mutually sustainable in carrying out its functions. Maybe all this time you only know the main function. However, there are lots of facts about organs that you might not know and can make you amazed.

Reporting from Reader's Digest, here are some interesting facts about organs.

1.     The heart beats up to billions of times

The average human heart rate in his life is around three billion. Wow, your heart works super hard, huh ?! This is the reason why you have to love your heart.

Suggested by Dr. Vito A. Damay, SpJP, M.Kes, FIHA, FICA, a health expert, consume foods that are low in fat and cholesterol.

Increase the consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and other plant foods to get vitamins naturally. Also make sure to consume fish that are rich in omega-3s such as tuna salmon, as well as other meats such as in limited portions.

2.     The surface of the lungs is as big as half a tennis court?

Inhale, exhale, constantly. The task of your lungs is very heavy, you know! According to an article published in the journal "Frontiers in Pharmacology", some experts estimate the surface area of the lungs (including the alveoli) when stretched could include half a badminton or tennis court (some even say the size of a tennis court).

3.     Production of saliva up to 640 ml per day

Saliva is a liquid produced by salivary glands or salivary glands that are in the oral cavity. Well, did you know that the average person produces 640 ml (more than 0.5 kg) per day!

Although "only" liquid, saliva has many functions in maintaining oral health. "When the flow of saliva decreases, oral health problems can occur," said Doctor Wiena Manggala.

More specifically, the function of saliva includes: cleaning food and dirt and teeth and gums, helping to moisturize and break down food to facilitate swallowing and increase the ability to feel something, prevent diseases in the oral cavity, and help keep the tooth surface strong. People with low saliva levels are more at risk for cavities and mouth infections.

4.     It takes hundreds of thousands of sweat glands to prevent blisters

"A pair of legs has around 250,000 sweat glands. This sweat gland is acidic, so it is useful to protect the feet from germicidal infections. Sweat also makes the skin of the soles of the feet slightly damp and not easily broken, "said Dr. Resthie Rachmanta Putri, M.Epid.

Said Dr. Resthie again, the benefits that are not less important than this sweat gland are preventing abrasions due to friction on the soles of your feet if you walk without wearing footwear.

5.     The vagina can also fart

Your vagina ever sounds like a fart? According to Dr. Fiona Amalia, MPH, there is no need to worry because it is normal.

"The process called queefing occurs when a lot of air enters the vagina, like during sex. "Unlike the fart that is released through the anus, the fart from the vagina is odorless because it does not contain the rest of food metabolism or intestinal bacteria," said Dr. Fiona explained.

6.     A tongue can taste thousands of flavors

Salty, sweet, sour, and savory - your tongue has 2,000-8,000 taste buds, and each has 50-100 receptor cells. This is a great opportunity to enjoy every bite of food you eat. To maintain the work of these receptors, keep them healthy and clean by maintaining clean teeth and gums. You can also use a tongue scraper to brush the gap and the surface of the tongue.

7.     The ovary is the "mother" of millions of eggs

A woman is born with 1-2 million eggs in her ovary or ovary. However, women will not produce it for life because the supply decreases throughout the year until menopause. As many as 500 eggs ripen for years of reproduction, the rest is destroyed by the body.

8.     The number of facial pores is far more than you expected

If you think the number of pores on your face is only hundreds, you are wrong. According to a report, the number of adult pores is around 20,000.

9.     The nerve connections of the human brain are infinite

Believe it not, according to Discovery magazine, there are at least 100 nerve connections in the human brain! To protect it, protect the brain from damage with a healthy lifestyle, lots of brain exercise (such as puzzles), increasing variety of activities, consuming foods containing omega-3 and vitamins, or as simple as socializing.


The human organs and their functions are interesting to know, right? Actually, there are many other facts related to other organs. One thing that is more important than just knowing is keeping it. Run a healthy and clean lifestyle so that the health of all your organs is always maintained.

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