Mar 29, 2012 · The common causes of adenoid hypertrophy in adults are chronic infection and allergy. Pollution and smoking are also important predisposing factors. Sometimes it is also associated with sinonasal malignancy, lymphoma and HIV infection. Study shows that 21 % of adult nasal obstruction is due to adenoid hypertrophy.Cited by: 10.
Mar 19, 2018 · Just like tonsils, adenoids are also lymphoid tissues, assigned with the task of aiding the immune system in fighting infections. While tonsils are like two masses of tissues, located on either side of the back of the throat, adenoids are located high in the throat, behind the soft palate and at the back of the nose, where the nose merges with the mouth.Author: Sonia Nair.
Enlarged adenoids are common in children. Adenoids are located at the back of the throat, where they help your body fight off infections. Enlarged adenoids are common in children.
In this case, adenoids in the nasopharynx in an adult cover some areas of the ear (middle) and the airway. Breathing with the nose is impossible at any time of the day, hearing is reduced, frequent illnesses associated with inflammation of the respiratory and hearing organs appear.
WebMD explains causes and treatment of adenoiditis, an infection that can cause respiratory infections and breathing problems.Author: Hedy Marks.