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Secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) deficiency inserum of patients with GALTectomy (appendectomy and t

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  1. globalpilot

    globalpilot Senior Member

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    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1521661607000381.

    THis paper explains that tonsilectomy (sp?) reduces secretory IgA significantly for 20 years. This would be very significant for those of us who have had these procedure. You would be much more susceptible to infection in all of your mucosal linings. I had mine removed unfortunately. It sure could set one up for all manner of overgrowths in the gut.
     
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    I had my tonsils removed when I was a kid and then my appendix as an adult. I am screwed! :)

    A recent Metametrix GI Effects Profile did show an overgrowth of Morganella morganii in my gut...
     
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    I'm sorry to hear this nanonug but remember, the effects of the appendix removal only last up to 3 years and the tonsil removal for 20 years. I think maybe the issue might become that microbes in the meantime may become entrenched in the mucosal linings.

    I had my tonsils out about 35 years ago.
     
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    So, are you saying that after a certain amount of time, both tonsils and appendix reappear?

    In my case, my gut issues started a few years after tonsillectomy...
     
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    Well no, although that would be nice. :)
    The paper says the impact on secretory IgA lasts for 3 and 20 years.
    Ahhh, how interesting. Same here.
     

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