Other Names – enlarged adenoids
Adenoidal hypertrophy signifies the augmented adenoids size. These are the two infection-combating glands at the rear of the nose and above the tonsils.
Signs and symptoms
When the adenoids widen, the consequent can ensue:
- chronic otitis media
- tonsils inflammation
- chronic sinusitis
- strain breathing through the nose
- severe snoring
- obstructive sleep apnea
Reasons and dangers
The specific enlarged adenoids reason is not at all times clear. Most studies specify upper respiratory tract chronic infection. Allergies may too cause the adenoids to enlarge. This is more common in children than adults.