Removing Children’s Tonsils and Adenoids Increases Risk for 28 Diseases, Study Finds

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Saturday, July 7th 2018 at 2:30 pm

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Sayer Ji, Founder

While the conventional medical establishment calls for the removal of “broken” or “defective” body parts, a watershed study on the long-term effects of tonsillectomy and adenoid removal calls into question the propriety of this surgery, performed on nearly half-a-million children in the United States each year

If you were a child born in the U.S. from the 1950s through the 1970s, odds are high that either you or someone you know has undergone a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. I was one of those children. When I was in kindergarden, I had my adenoids removed. I was already suffering from severe bronchial asthma, requiring emergency treatment at the hospital several times a year, and somtimes as often as three times a month. The adenoid surgery was performed ostensibly to ‘relieve’ sinus obstruction. But following the procedure, my symptoms worsened. By the time I was sixteen I needed another sinus obstruction surgery, this time for sinus polyps and a deviated septum.


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2 thoughts on “Removing Children’s Tonsils and Adenoids Increases Risk for 28 Diseases, Study Finds”

  1. I had read some years back that removing the tonsils earlier in the 20th century may have led to the greater incidence of polio in the US in the 1940s and 1950s. The tonsils do play a role in the immune system.

    However, more recently, there have been articles that assert that the introduction of antibiotics in the early 1940s may have contributed to a rise in polio. Such antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in the intestines, where some of the body’s immune agents are produced.

    Modern medicine has given us many products and treatments that are not wholly safe.


    1. I concur on the mod medicine. I’ve posted a well researched time line of the history of the medical industry, in three parts. Very revealing. And yep the antibiotics kill our gut bacteria essential for health. Interesting other data you have there too re polio etc.

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