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Surgery may reduce asthma

Children who suffer from asthma can reduce their incidence of illness and use of medication by having their tonsils and adenoids removed. The associated was made as the number of tonsil and adenoid operations had declined while asthma was on the rise. A study to prove the theory found that adenotonsillectomy did decrease the subjects' requirement for asthma medication and the severity of their asthma, resulting in less sick days from school. Asthma is not an indication for tonsil and adenoid removal, it is recommended as a treatment for chronic tonsil inflammation and obstructive sleep apnea.

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About: Surgery may reduce asthma

Date: 31 May 2005

Source: Reuters

Author: Anthony Brown


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