Your tonsils are a very important part of the body. They contain immune cells, which help to fight germs in the mouth and nasal passages. However, the tonsils can sometimes become infected. This can lead to the removal of the tonsils. Here are the top 4 signs your tonsils need to be removed:

 

 

 

Recurring Ear Infections

The adenoids are where bacteria usually grows. This can lead to chronic infections and recurrent ear infections. The adenoids are at the opening of the ear, at the back of the nose. Infection of the adenoids, can not only lead to the removal of your tonsils. It can also mean tubes placed in the ear.

 

 

 

Difficulty Eating

When the tonsils are infected, it can cause difficulty eating. It makes it difficult to eat larger foods, such as steak. Chewing can lead to discomfort and pain. Not only does it make it difficult to chew food, but also to swallow it as well.

 

 

 

Increased Snoring

An increase in the size of tonsils, can cause snoring. Their increase in size, is usually due to an infection. Ongoing snoring can affect your sleeping habits. It can also affect your performance at work or school. When sleeping, the muscles of the throat relax. This reduces the amount of space for airflow around the tonsils. This results in an increase in snoring.

 

 

 

Sleep Apnea

Infection of the tonsils, can cause sleep apnea. Breathing repeatedly stops and starts, while you are asleep. This can last for a few seconds or a few minutes. Sleep apnea can make you feel tired, even though you had 8 hours of sleep. This can result in exhaustion, which disrupts your normal daily activities.

 

Sources:

New Health Guide. How do You Know if You Need Your Tonsils Out?

http://www.newhealthguide.org/How-Do-You-Know-If-You-Need-Your-Tonsils-Out.html

 

Live Strong. What Are Signs That You Need Your Tonsils Removed? Author: Julia Bodeeb.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/83740-signs-need-tonsils-removed/

 

Prevention. 5 Signs Your Child’s Tonsils Are Ready to Come Out. Author: Kathleen M. Reilly.

http://www.parents.com/health/sore-throat/signs-your-childs-tonsils-are-ready-to-come-out/?page=4

 

EHow. How to Know If You Need Your Tonsils Removed. Author: Steve Repsys.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5645984_need-tonsils-removed.html