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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...Read more

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I'm still snoring after tonsillectomy, my previous weight 86kg now reduce to 76kg. Is there any reason for snoring even after done 3 level surgeries.

I'm still snoring after tonsillectomy, my previous weight 86kg now reduce to 76kg. Is there any reason for snoring even after done 3 level surgeries.

Sleep apnea?: Have you had a formal sleep study? Has your ENT suggested c-pap or bi-pap? Has your ENT suggested a uvulectomy or reduction of excess posterior phayngeal tissue?: these can all contribute to ongoing snoring. You will laso need a pulmonary medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How quickly can they schedule a tonsillectomy?

How quickly can they schedule a tonsillectomy?

Depends on: your medical condition ( and medical clearance ) availability of facility and surgeon. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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How bad does it hurt when you get a tonsillectomy?

How bad does it hurt when you get a tonsillectomy?

It's manageable: Individual pain tolerance plays a role, certain surgical techniques hurt less than others. Pain isn't too bad the first 2 days then is worst days 2-3 postop, starts to decrease, sometimes increases 4-6 days postop as the scabs shed and is almost done at 10-14 days. Suggest narcotics, advil, (ibuprofen) and topical Lidocaine to get you through. ...Read more

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How long should I take off work for a tonsillectomy?

How long should I take off work for a tonsillectomy?

A week: It depends on what you are doing, but it will take about a week to recover from a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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How to deal with tonsillectomy pain & how long is the recovery?

Expect two peaks: The first two days aren't too bad. The worst days are the second and third after the procedure as swelling peaks. It then improves gradually but there is often a second peak on 4-6 days postop as the scabs on the tonsillectomy sites shed. Pain may also depend on surgical technique. Be generous with pain meds such as narcotics and advil, (ibuprofen) topical Lidocaine can help. Should be back fully at 2 wk. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after tonsillectomy?

Depends: The older you get 20's, 30's etc. Will usually take about 10 days to feel you can function fairly well, but 2-3 weeks to feel good. ...Read more

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How badly does a tonsillectomy hurt? Getting one soon and i'm scared.

How badly does a tonsillectomy hurt?  Getting one soon and i'm scared.

Hurts a lot: If you are undergoing tonsillectomy by a board certified otolaryngologist (ent surgeon), there is a 1% chance of serious post-op bleeding. That means there is a 99% chance you will be fine post-operatively. However, you will have at least 10 days of severe pain in the throat for which narcotic pain medication will be necessary. You will be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

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