Ten fun facts about Adenoids
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Enlarged adenoids, also called adenoid hypertrophy, block nasal passages and can become as large as a ping pong ball.
In 1971, approximately 50,000 Americans had an adenoidectomy procedure performed.
They play a large role in helping children stay healthy since they capture and filter bacteria and germs when they pass through the mouth.
The removal of adenoids can improve health all around, including fewer sore throats and ear infections and fresher breath.Fact 5
Though they are usually infected if they are enlarged, some children can be born with them enlarged or it can be caused by allergies.Fact 6
While adenoids are important for babies and small children, they shrink around age 5 and disappear by the teenage years.Fact 7
Adenoids are lymph nodes which are part of the lymphatic system. While lymph nodes are all over your body, these are in the back of your throat.Fact 8
Infected adenoids can cause middle ear infections, vomiting, chest infections and sinusitis.Fact 9
The removal of adenoids was routinely combined with a tonsillectomy, dating back to the early 1900's.Fact 10
Adenoids often get removed when tonsils gets removed. The removal is called an adenoidectomy. Go to more health facts ❯
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