Our Newest ENT Talks Tonsils

“Tonsils, the tissue located on either side of your uvula in the back of your throat,” said Dr. John “Caleb” Simmons, ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat), at ARC South 1st Specialty, “can help fight infection and disease, but they can also become infected, which is called tonsillitis.”

In this recent podcast of the ARC Healthcare Minute, Dr. Simmons explains issues that can be caused by tonsillitis. He says, “Large tonsils can cause sleep problems, especially in kids.” Dr. Simmons adds, “If you have seven or more infections in a year, a tonsil abscess, difficulty breathing or swallowing, tonsil stones, or snoring, a doctor may recommend that you have your tonsils removed during a medical procedure called a tonsillectomy.”

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Simmons, you can do so online or by calling ARC South 1st Specialty at 512-443-1311.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM or go online to listen to podcasts of already aired segments.

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