Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tonsillectomy can improve the quality of your life

Good news for people with tonsillitis symptoms. Research conducted based on a survey of parents of 92 children showed that the tonsillitis removal will reduce the risk of recurrence of the tonsils.

Participants who have surgery will experience a relapse within a year. Or better than those who did not undergo surgery, the risk of recurring problems in six months.

Overall subjects, average age 10.6 years show? Improvement 'as an indicator of improved quality of life, said Dr. Nira A Goldstein, a researcher from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Everyone has tonsils that serve as a means of body defense. Enlarged tonsillitis and often cause symptoms such as fever, difficulty swallowing, and pain.

To solve this problem do surgery, some studies say, not all of the tonsils should be removed. In children and adults who experience recurrent complaints due to tonsillitis, tonsillectomy should be done to improve the quality of life for sufferers.

Indicators of quality of life is improved demonstrated with breathing easily, eating, swallowing, infection risk, and physician visits are diminishing.

Subjects also showed significant improvement in the quality of healthcare in general in social life and bodily functions. In addition, parents reported a decrease in the number of subjects experiencing sore throats, antibiotic use, and went to the doctor, said Goldstein.

Similarly, subjects encountered in adults. Once surveyed, a total of 72 adults admitted to not having recurring complaints and improved quality of life after tonsillectomy recovery.

The study also revealed that about 98 percent of adults reported little experience of infection after undergoing tonsillectomy, and 77% showed a better outcome from surgery, said researchers from Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina Dr. David L. Witsell.

This study noted a few cases having recurrent respiratory problems, sore throat, and visiting the doctor for strep throat. Tonsillectomy is an action that is given to overcome the problem of tonsillectomy in children. While the adults will decrease, but the operation is still recommended.


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