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Doctor insights on: Breathing Exercises For Spasmodic Dysphonia

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Would you be able to cough normally if you have Spasmodic Dysphonia diagnosis? I have strangled voice with breathiness but normal cough?

Would you be able to cough normally if you have Spasmodic Dysphonia diagnosis? I have strangled voice with breathiness but normal cough?

Dysphonia: It is mostly about the breath and posture to produce a normal voice sound with dysphonia. There may not be coughing with this disorder. Drinking fluids daily is also important to keep vocal cords healthy/hydrated. With time, this can improve. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Can dysphonia be related to breathing problem or not really?

Can dysphonia be related to breathing problem or not really?

It can: .it means that your vocal cord are failing to close completely, because the hyperfunction muscle pulling them apart. It si something voice therapy can solved.
be cereful until you have a better control there is slim chance of aspiration that could lead to a breathing problems
it si a miscle tension gap, with gap there is chance of aspiration. With aspiration, there is a breathing problem ...Read more

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Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox is the leading treatment for spasmodic dysphonia. It is a temporary treatment that lasts 3-4 months but has been effectively used for 20+ years. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is there a cure for spasmodic dysphonia?

Control yes: Botox has been show to cause months of improvement in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. It can be repeated as needed. Other treatments are available. You need to find an ENT who specializes in voice disorders. ...Read more

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Is getting botox helpful for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Yes- see a laryngologist (subspecialist in ent) experienced in Botox injections. ...Read more

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Does botox work for people with spasmodic dysphonia?

Does botox work for people with spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox injections into the vocal cords to treat spasmodic dysphonia can be effective but this is an off label treatment that should only be performed by an ENT specialist who is very experienced in this kind of treatment. The vocal cords are close to your swallowing muscles and misplacement of the product could result in swallowing difficulties. Treatments need to be repeated every 10-12 weeks. ...Read more

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When you have spasmodic dysphonia, can people understand you when you talk?

When you have spasmodic dysphonia, can people understand you when you talk?

Spasmodic dysphonia: Voice sounds strained, strangulated, Depends on severity of SD. Can be understood however will lack fluency. Usually treated with Botox injections into vocal cord. Some patients opt for recurrent laryngeal nerve section. Voice therapy does not help much, must use constant high pitch. If it you, there are support group in nearly every community. Can also contact the National SD Society. ...Read more

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What's spasmodic dysphonia?

What's spasmodic dysphonia?

NOT stuttering: Sd, spasmodic dysphonia, comes in two flavors: adductor and abductor sd. It is a vocal disorder when certain vowels or consonants will cause some speech difficulty. It may sound like stuttering but is not stuttering. The most popular and effective treatment is injecting Botox into specific vocal cord muscles. This will last several months and many find this treatment effective. ...Read more

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How's spasmodic dysphonia treated?

How's spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Botulinum toxin: This is a benign but very annoying condition in which there is involuntary spasm of the vocalis muscles (muscles of the vocal folds). Injection of botulinum toxin carefully injected by a laryngologist can give you temporary relief. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spasmodic dysphonia?

What is the cause of spasmodic dysphonia?

Spasmodic dysphonia: Spasmodic dysphonia is a voice disorder characterized by abnormal "spasms" of the vocal cords resulting and interruptions of speech and affecting voice. Causes of SD can arise from vocal muscle, neuromuscular junction, and inflamed laryngeal nerves. Treatment would include speech therapy to reduce muscle tension, Botox injection into affected muscles and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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If I have spasmodic dysphonia and I still a candidate for a neck lift? I have spasmodic dysphonia affecting my vocal cords. Could a neck lift be a risky decision for me? .

If I have spasmodic dysphonia and I still a candidate for a neck lift? I have spasmodic dysphonia affecting my vocal cords. Could a neck lift be a risky decision for me? .

Spasmodic dysphonia: You can still have a necklift. The tightness that happens in the neck after surgery takes a little getting used to but is unlikely to make your condition any worst. ...Read more

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I have spasmodic dysphonia, just had a botox injection and& my voice is v.Good now. Would my vocal cords now look normal in a larynoscopy?

I have spasmodic dysphonia, just had a botox injection and& my voice is v.Good now. Would my vocal cords now look normal in a larynoscopy?

No: Botox paralyzes muscles so if you look at your vocal cords now, they will not appear normal. They will not be moving normally. Spasmodic dysphonia means that your cords were too contracted. Now they will be lax. What is important is that you sound better, not what your cords look like. ...Read more

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Can I still get a breast augmentation if I have a neurological disease? I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia. Although this deals with a nerve affecting the vocal cords, would I still be a candidate for a breast augmentation? .

Can I still get a breast augmentation if I have a neurological disease? I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia. Although this deals with a nerve affecting the vocal cords, would I still be a candidate for a breast augmentation? .

Most likely.: The plastic surgeon will review your history. He/she may request that you see an ENT to make sure there is nothing else going on. The anesthesiologist may also want to weight in on the best approach to control your airway during the procedure. They will make their recommendations and you can go from there. Http://www. Jjrothmd. Com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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How is botox administered into the vocal cords in spasmodic dysphonia patients? I heard that botox can help people who suffer from spasmodic dysphonia in their vocal cords. How can botox be injected into the throat safely? .

How is botox administered into the vocal cords in spasmodic dysphonia patients? I heard that botox can help people who suffer from spasmodic dysphonia in their vocal cords. How can botox be injected into the throat safely? .

Botulinum: Botulinum is usually injected into the vocal cords through a small needle introduced directly through the skin of the neck. Usually both vocal cords are injected in this way. For patients who cannot be injected in this way, we can put a person under a short general
anesthesia and inject the vocal cords directly usually a long needle inserted down the throat.

See reference link. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any breathing exercises I could do to improve my breathing?

Please tell me if there are any breathing exercises I could do to improve my breathing?

Breathing Exercise: As a sports medicine podiatrist, I constantly refer to Pilates for rehabilitation. The Pilates folks are anal about achieving good breathing. Here is one video from the web that may help. Dr Rich Blake

https://youtu. Be/s6TTvXqzlwk ...Read more

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If a person had a hard breathing when doing exercises should he avoid it?

If a person had a hard breathing when doing exercises should he avoid it?

Breathing & exercise: Difficulty breathing during exercise indicates a need for you to see your doctor. He/she will help you determine what exercise you can do. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What kind of breathing exercises would you recommend for someone with copd?

What kind of breathing exercises would you recommend for someone with copd?

Pulmonary rehab: If it is available many communities offer a program called pulmonary rehab. This is a graded exercise program suprevised by trained respiratory and physical therapists and in some cases physicians. COPD patients are also educated in specific breathing techniques and about their disease in general. It seems patients who go through the program do overall better. ...Read more

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Are there good breathing exercises for weight loss?

Are there good breathing exercises for weight loss?

No, not really. ..: There is not a breathing exercise that burns calories to help lose weight. Breathing is quite effortless, and uses few calories. However, some people eat a lot when they are anxious, depressed, or otherwise feeling stressed. If such a person uses breathing exercises for relaxation, meditation, yoga, etc., he may feel better and eat less. . . And lose weight after all! ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Difficulty breathing after exercise like walking up ramp?

Get it checked out: It can be as simple as being out of shape or as difficult as asthma or as dangerous as a heart attack. Find out! ...Read more

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Trouble breathing after a week of exercise, but I should be in better shape already?

Trouble breathing after a week of exercise, but I should be in better shape already?

What is your baselin: Underlying respiratory and or cardiac status. One week is a blink in the eye. One month yes you will see improvement if exercising at least 2 x a week. Better 3-4 a week. ...Read more

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What healthy foods/breathing exercises/habits will help me improve my asthma (it is controlled well tho)?

What healthy foods/breathing exercises/habits will help me improve my asthma (it is controlled well tho)?

Asthma control: Being consistent with taking your asthma controller medications, and maintaining a healthy weight. Keep track of your peak flows and avoid known triggers as possible. ...Read more

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I want to jog. Seems to be the quickest weight loss exercise that's free, but how do I train my breathing?

I want to jog. Seems to be the quickest weight loss exercise that's free, but how do I train my breathing?

Practice/build slowl: It will take time to build your stamina for running.Quick weight loss schemes rarely work and they do not have long term success.
If you are serious about losing weight, you will have to be committed to a better lifestyle which includes diet control (eating less and consume less calories)and exercise daily (or at least 5 days/wk).The body/breathing requires time to adjust to more strenous exercise, . ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: after exercise) (quality: noisy) (time frame: sudden).

I am experiencing difficulty breathing (severity: severe) (worsened by: after exercise) (quality: noisy) (time frame: sudden).

Breathing: Please see a physician asap since your breathing difficulty is severe. A good history and physical examination is needed for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more