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Is it harmful to have big tonsils for long periods of time?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: Not in and of itself

Large tonsil are just something one has developed over the years, in part related to the number of upper respiratory / sore throat infections one has had.
The tonsil are lymph glands and will enlarge whenever they have to drain infected or traumatized areas that are in their line of duty. Is become very and cause obstructive breathing or sleep apnea, need to remove.

In brief: Not in and of itself

Large tonsil are just something one has developed over the years, in part related to the number of upper respiratory / sore throat infections one has had.
The tonsil are lymph glands and will enlarge whenever they have to drain infected or traumatized areas that are in their line of duty. Is become very and cause obstructive breathing or sleep apnea, need to remove.
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