Adenoids

Treating Adenoids in Children -- Natural Approaches

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I am usually a strong advocate of using natural health methods in conjunction with traditional medicine, but what happened recently gave me a shiver down the spine. It seems impossible to me that in this day and age an attitude of contempt towards the wisdom of the body should exist, but there you go. This is what happened.

Most parents face in their life deep joys and some worries: there is nothing more upsetting for a parent than discovering that there might be something wrong with their child's health, especially if the child looks generally happy and full of energy.
Medical Diagnosis

Bye-bye tonsils, hello pounds

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Kids with "sleep-disordered breathing," a condition sometimes caused by enlarged adenoids and tonsils, breathe better and sleep sounder after having both removed. But they also gain weight--a 13% bump in excess pounds within a year, reports a SUNY at Buffalo study that tracked 54 kids who'd had the surgery. "The children don't have to work as hard to breathe and are less fidgety," surmises study author James Roemmich, PhD. "Parents can try limiting high-calorie foods and being more physically active with their kids following surgery."

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By S. Y.

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