10 Tonsillitis Causes

By james
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Falling ill is very much a part of life, and very few people are fortunate enough to never fall sick. In the vast majority of cases, however, the disease will only be very mild. The patient will often be back on their feet within a couple of weeks, often sooner. Some can be serious, however, so we still need to be careful.

Some diseases are more common than others and it is almost inevitable that you will catch certain types at least once in your life. One example of a common disease is tonsillitis, which can be painful but is usually still harmless. There are a number of potential causes of the disease.

1. Tonsils

The tonsils are fleshy masses that are located in our mouths. For people that still have them, their tonsils are visible on either side of the mouth at the back. They play a role in our immune systems to help keep us safe from disease, although we rely on them less as we get older.

The tonsils act almost like a trap that helps to prevent pathogens from entering further into our body. Once trapped, the pathogens are then processed, rendering them unable to do us harm. Despite having evolved to protect us from pathogens, however, the tonsils are prone to becoming infected themselves.


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