How to use Adenoids in a sentence
Dora has had an operation and had tonsils and adenoids removed.
Children with sleep apnea may need to have their tonsils and adenoids removed.
Enlarged adenoids can cause these conditions.
A low, thick palate or enlarged adenoids or tonsils can obstruct airflow and increase snoring.
According to the Mayo Clinic, some conditions that can trigger snoring, such as a cleft palate, enlarged adenoids, and a narrow throat have a genetic basis.Advertisement
Enlarged adenoids or tonsils are common causes of snoring in children.
Removing enlarged adenoids or tonsils can clear the airway.
Surgery for sleep apnea may include removing tonsils and/or adenoids, which can block the airway passage.
In rare cases of mononucleosis, breathing may be obstructed because of swollen tonsils, adenoids, and lymph glands.
These causes include enlarged adenoids that cause sleep apnea, physical defects in the urinary system, or a spinal tumor.Advertisement
In these cases, there may be an obstruction of the nose because of infection, allergy, enlarged adenoids, or other facial problems.
Children also have clumps of infection fighting cells, commonly called adenoids, in the area of the eustachian tube.
These adenoids may enlarge with repeated respiratory tract infections and ultimately block the eustachian tubes.
Another type of surgery, called an adenoidectomy, removes the adenoids.
Removing the adenoids has been shown to help some children with otitis media between the ages of four to eight.Advertisement
The tonsils below are clearly visible behind the back teeth; the adenoids lie just above them and are hidden from view by the palate.
Each subsequent infection leaves behind a larger set of tonsils and adenoids.
The acute infections are usually referred to as tonsillitis, the adenoids getting little recognition because they cannot be seen without special instruments.
Viewing adenoids requires a small mirror or fiberoptic scope.
A child with recurring middle ear infections may well have large adenoids.Advertisement
It used to be standard practice to remove tonsils and/or adenoids after a few episodes of acute throat or ear infection.
For instance, children without tonsils and adenoids produce only half the immunity to oral polio vaccine.
Keeping the eustachian tubes open is an important contribution to optimal function in the tonsils and adenoids.
Hypertrophied adenoids are a normal part of growing up and should be respected for their important role in the development of immunity.
There are two main reasons for removing the adenoids.Advertisement
Close to the front opening of the Eustachian tubes are masses of tissue called adenoids.
If children frequently suffer from ear inflammation caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils, they may be removed surgically.
You may have some mild obstruction to your nasal passages from swollen adenoids or nasal polyps.
Swollen adenoids are often associated with tonsillitis (infected tonsils) and are usually removed as part of an operation to remove the tonsils.
A chronically snoring child should be examined for problems with his or her tonsils and adenoids.
Hypertrophy, or enlargement, of the cells of the adenoids and tonsils can cause them to protrude into and obstruct the airway, which then leads to snoring.
Large adenoids can impair nose breathing and require a child to breathe through the mouth.
Because they encircle the only connection between the middle ear and the eustachian tube, hypertrophied adenoids can also obstruct the tube and cause middle ear infections.
There are many botanical/herbal remedies that can be used alone or in formulas to locally assist the tonsils and adenoids in their immune function at the opening of the oral cavity and to tone these glands.
Although doctors in the past sometimes removed the child's tonsils or adenoids to treat recurrent otitis media with effusion, this practice is not recommended as of the early 2000s.
Of such we may cite tuberculosis of the larynx, formerly as incurable as distressing; and "adenoids" - a disease revealed by intrascopic methods - which used grievously to thwart and stifle the growth both of mind and body in children, are now promptly removed, to the infinite advantage of the rising generation.