Tonsils are part of lymphatic system and protect the body from harmful germs and contaminants. It is the first station of defence against all ingested and inhaled pollutants.
Tonsils can be inflamed known as tonsillitis, which is very common disorder. Tonsils can be enlarged known as hyperplasia. Tonsils can be surgically removed in the tonsillectomy. Acute tonsillitis, recurrent tonsillitis, tonsillar hypertrophy these are the common disorders of tonsils.
Sometimes you may feel white nasty chunks at the back of your throat, these are tonsilloliths or tonsil stones; these are just the globs of mucus, dead cells, debris and bacteria that form and appear in everyone’s tonsils.