Vocal Cord Disorders
Our voice is our identity. If you are into a profession like Singing, News Reading, Dubbing, Acting, or TVHost, then your voice will play an important role in your career. Even if you are not into these professions, you still don't want your voice to be bad. Some of us have a naturally good voice and some have a heavy voice. But most people's voice is naturally normal. Sometimes we feel some disorders or injuries in our vocal card due to various reasons. The vocal cord injuries can be minor to major and can affect your voice and speaking.
Some common voice disorders include:
- Muscle tension dysphonia
- Neurological voice disorders
- Polyps, nodules, or cysts
- Precancerous and cancerous lesions
- Vocal cord paralysis or weakness
- White patches called leukoplakia
What are the symptoms of vocal cord disorder?
Vocal cord disorders typically experience the symptoms as:
- Vocal fatigue
- Mild to a severe reduction in speech volume
- Pain in the throat when speaking
- Difficulty breathing
- Choking or suffocation
- A high-pitched wheezing sound when you inhale is called stridor
- Frequent cough or clearing your throat
- Tightness in the throat or chest
- Voice changes
The most common cause of vocal cord disorders is vocal abuse or misuse. The type of vocal cord disorder may have different causes. This includes extreme use of the voice in actions such as singing, talking, coughing, or yelling. Smoking and breathing irritants are also causing vocal abuse.
Diagnosis and treatment
To diagnose your problem your doctor will ask you detailed questions about your voice problems and examine you thoroughly. Depending on your diagnosis, your ENT Specialist will recommend one or more treatments:
- Rest, liquids (the vocal cords also need regular rest and fluids)
- Voice therapy
- Allergy treatments
- Smoking termination
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