A 37-year-old member asked:
can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Anifat Balogun answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benign?: The most effective way to " reduce" the size of parotid glands that are not swollen and infected is surgical excision or parotidectomy. Older males with both parotid glands enlarged need a work up.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Wrong Diabetes: The most common cause for enlarged parotid glands is Insulin resistance. Remember the first stage of carb metabolism is "amylase" produced by the salivary glands. 25% of the population is severely Insulin resistant. To imply a surgical correction of hypertrophied parotids is ridculous. Parotid hypertophy is associated with metabolic syndrome., cure: diet and metformin.
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
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