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Is It Safe For A Person Of Severe Asthama To Have Uvuela Removed?

hi my name is asia Davidson i have very severe asthma and last year i got my tonsils removed but the doctor took out my uvuela as well but i didn t know that was being removed is it safe for a person like me who is suffering from a horrible condition to have my uvuela removed
Sat, 1 Feb 2014
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Hi, the uvula must have been removed because of a condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea. The procedure can be done in an asthmatic person and there is no contraindication to this. Rather tonsillectomy is usually avoided in asthmatic patients as the tonsils act as barrier to the lower respiratory tract. But if your doctor has done a tonsillectomy, he/she must have assessed you regarding this and the benefits of tonsillectomy must have over weighted the harm it can cause. Regards
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Is It Safe For A Person Of Severe Asthama To Have Uvuela Removed?

Hi, the uvula must have been removed because of a condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea. The procedure can be done in an asthmatic person and there is no contraindication to this. Rather tonsillectomy is usually avoided in asthmatic patients as the tonsils act as barrier to the lower respiratory tract. But if your doctor has done a tonsillectomy, he/she must have assessed you regarding this and the benefits of tonsillectomy must have over weighted the harm it can cause. Regards