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Would removing my tonsils be effective at turning RA around?

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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Need larger studies

Assuming "ra" = rheumatoid arthritis.
Ra is considered to be an immune over-activity, or auto-immunity, although the precise cause remains unknown. Tonsillitis, on the other hand, is caused by viral or bacterial infection. There are "anecdotal" reports of RA flare-ups following tonsillitis, + benefits of tonsillectomy (http://bit.Ly/sroj2e), but there have been no definitive clinical studies.

In brief: Need larger studies

Assuming "ra" = rheumatoid arthritis.
Ra is considered to be an immune over-activity, or auto-immunity, although the precise cause remains unknown. Tonsillitis, on the other hand, is caused by viral or bacterial infection. There are "anecdotal" reports of RA flare-ups following tonsillitis, + benefits of tonsillectomy (http://bit.Ly/sroj2e), but there have been no definitive clinical studies.
Dr. Russell Faust
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

Removal of tonsils or lymph nodes has no effect on rheumatoid arthritis.
Many effective treatments are available for rheumatoid arthritis. See a rheumatologist if you haven't do so already.

In brief: No

Removal of tonsils or lymph nodes has no effect on rheumatoid arthritis.
Many effective treatments are available for rheumatoid arthritis. See a rheumatologist if you haven't do so already.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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