Stomach – The stomach is a sac-like structure whose main function is to aid digestion. It is situated in the upper abdomen on the left side. It has a very important role in the digestive process. The stomach’s purpose is to secrete the enzymes that help in breaking down food so that we can digest it properly.
Spleen – The spleen is located in the upper left area of the abdomen. This 4-inch long organ manufactures lymphocytes which are used in the recycling and destruction process of old blood cells.
Pancreas – The pancreas is a 6-inch long organ located just behind the stomach and across the abdominal cavity. The narrow, or tail end of the pancreas extends towards the left side of the abdominal cavity while its head lays on the right side of the abdominal cavity.
Left Eye – Our eyes are what captures light and projects it onto our sensory receptors at the posterior area. From there, this light energy is converted into neural signals. These can then be transferred to the brain. Our eyes are just one of the body’s most delicate and fragile structures.
Left Ear – The various sounds around us are translated by our ears. Our ears have more than one function, aside from taking the sounds we hear and transferring them into messages that we can understand. The ears also carry the burden of keeping our body’s equilibrium in balance. When there are issues with our equilibrium such conditions, like vertigo can occur. This is a condition where a person will feel as if their surroundings are in a constant state of spinning.
Left Anterior Naris (Section Organ) – Our nose is quite a complex structure. It is where we can sense and differentiate between the sweet smell of a rose and the pungent smell of garlic. It is comprised of a bony, smooth binding at its front whose diameter is smaller than that of one’s finger.
Left Lung – Respiration is the major function of our lungs. These are located on either side of the thorax. The lungs are a sponge-like organ with branch-like structures called the bronchi. When we breath in and out the air will pass through our trachea and into the lungs via the bronchi.
Left Breast – Located toward the anterior area of the chest wall are a pair of organs called breast. In females, the breast are much more developed than we would find in males. There is a reason for this however. The female breasts have a main function of lactation, which is what provides infants with nutrition.
Left Adrenal Gland and Left Kidney – The job of filtering waste from our body falls upon two small organs called the kidneys and adrenal glands. They are responsible for filtering urea, toxins, mineral salts, and other waste products from our blood. There are two kidneys, one of which is found on the left side of our body.
Left Ureter – The ureters are two tube-like structures that allow urine to move from the kidneys and into the bladder. The urinary bladder compresses the ureters so that, when pressure builds up during urination, there is no risk of urine flowing backwards.
Left Fallopian Tube – Behind our urinary bladder we find a pear-shaped organ called the uterus. The uterus is what nurtures a growing fetus until it is mature enough for birth. A fertilized ovum (or egg from the ovary) implants itself in the uterus lining, also known as the endometrium.
Left Ovary – Female sex hormones are secreted by two almond-shaped organs known as the ovaries. This is where the hormones estrogen and progesterone are created. It is also where a mature egg is produced, which may be fertilized during sexual intercourse by the male sperm.
Left Testes – Testes are located on the outer side of the male body. A sac called the scrotum is what protects them. The scrotum is located between the anus and the base of the penis.