More Than A Mound

When tonsils come up in conversation, many think about the little mounds at the back of the mouth. Some believe the tonsils serve no purpose. However, there is more than meets the eye. Tonsils are lymph nodes that form part of the lymphatic system. Each set picks up viruses and bacteria that enter the nose and throat. Sometimes, the tonsils struggle to fight bacteria. As a result, these nodes become inflamed, creat