Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the deeper cause for tonsils?

Tonsil stones cause unpleasant mouth odor and are rooted in the function of tonsils, which are lymphatic tissues that defend against pathogens. Removing tonsils can lead to respiratory infections, Hodgkin's lymphoma, and autoimmune conditions. Antibiotics often fail because most tonsil infections are viral, not bacterial.

To prevent tonsil stones, maintaining a strong immune system is key. Allowing children to develop acquired immunity through infections helps strengthen their immune system.

Nutrient deficiencies, particularly in vitamin D, zinc, and iron, are linked to inflamed tonsils. Ensuring adequate intake of these nutrients through diet or supplements supports immune health. Vitamin D has antimicrobial effects, and low levels, often due to insufficient sun exposure or high phosphate intake from processed foods, can increase tonsil issues. Prioritize outdoor activities and a nutrient-rich diet to support tonsil health.

Last updated: Jun 22, 2024 02:04 AM