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Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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