3 Health Issues You Can Blame On Your Tonsils

Sure, you might know vaguely where your tonsils are (hint: two round lumps in the back of your throat). But do you know what your tonsils do—and would you recognize if they were causing you problems? Tonsil issues are actually somewhat common: In fact, close to 300,000 people over the age of 15 have theirs removed each year, according to research published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Here’s what you need to know about your tonsils—and what you should do if they’re causing issues like dragon breath or snoring.

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